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Vom Fass Caol Ila & Blair Athol Blended Malt

This 41% ABV expression has a peat dominated nose with some cirtus and malt notes as well.  Complex and even a little nutty.  The taste is sweet and light with toffee, pepper, milk chocolate, smoked ripe bananas, perfumed heather and some more peat.  The spice and smoke work well together in the finish along with some lemon peel.

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  • Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:55

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #13

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    Location: Oak Room, Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, Canada

    Date: April 2016

    Price: $ 18 CAD ($14.19 USD)

    Recipe: Carprano Antica Vermouth, Knob Creek, Angostura Bitters

    Garnish: Black cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Nice and sweet with Bourbon but still balanced due to heavy dash of bitters.

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

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    I fell in love with this blend when we visited Cork in 2006.  It was always good value but very hard to find in UK.... and impossible to find in the USA.  For a long time I called this my "favorite Irish".  This expression has a very fresh nose, malty and sweety with some vanilla as well.  The mouthfeel is light and soft, sweet of course, with more vanilla and a nice finish that has an oak note that builds and then gets a little bitter, then fades quickly to leave a slight lemony note.  Really good, if you can find it, however I would probably take a Bushmills Black Bush, Red Breast or even Tullamore Dew before a Paddy today.