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Woodford Reserve Distillers Select Straight Rye

This bottle was labelled #3031 from Batch 0887 and bottled at 45.2% ABV.  The nose was very nice, herbal tea with mint and sweet vanilla notes.  The mouthfeel is fresh, light and oily, bittersweet on palate with more vanilla, candy, black coffee and dark chocolate.  The finish has peppermint, wood and grassy rye notes.  With water it gets sweeter, even honeyed, while heat builds in the finish with chilli spiced dark chocolate.  Overall very delicious; a light and subtle of straight rye.

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  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022 21:29

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #74

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    Location: Beagans 1806 cocktails

    Date: September 2022

    Price: $16.99 for 6 = $2.81 per can

    Recipe: Manhattan in a can

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Very good value but needed help.  I added a shot of Makers Mark and it improved signficantly.

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

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