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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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  • Thursday, 23 March 2023 13:50

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #81

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    Location: Riel, Houston, Texas

    Date: March 2023

    Price: $15

    Recipe: Not on menu

    Garnish: Black Cherry

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Very solid rendition from a great restaurant!  Even asked me if I wanted it with one big "rock" or lots of "little rocks".  Lots of little please!

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

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    Lemon and toffee apple in the nose.  Also a slight chemical note, like fresh new paint.    The taste has caramel and toffee, some all spice and oaky notes and the overall experience is very smooth and sweet.  The sweetness is very reminiscent of Halloween candy corn.  Tammy called it a "girl's whiskey" as it is very approachable and doesn't have the rougher oak or spicy pepper notes that many whiskies have.