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Mortlach 12 year old

The nose on 43.4% expression is very floral with some wheaty breakfast biscuits and spicy notes.  The taste is very smooth with baked spiced apples (maybe even slightly burnt) caramel and honey.  The finish has some slow building heat along with some Bovril (salty / meaty) notes.  Reminded me of good Texas barbeque brisket with strong spice bark.  Overall a ittle too much burnt, salty and bitter notes with not enough sweetness to balance it for me. 

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  • Wednesday, 22 June 2022 16:41

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #70

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    Location: Bush Intercontinental Airport, Terminal C

    Date: June 2022

    Price: $14:30

    Recipe: Makers mark, sweet vermouth and angostura bitters

    Garnish: Black Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Very decent Manahttan at a reasonable price (for an airport)

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

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    Highland Park 25 year old

    I tasted this one at the Higland Park distillery and as I will discuss in my upcoming review of that distillery it had an interesting impact on my palatte and nose as I was unable to detect any of salty, maritime notes I usually get in Highland Park as I had already been on the Orkney Islands for a couple of days.   The nose has sherry and ginger cookies.  Very nice.  The taste is quite sherry influenced and a little spicy with some coffeee, honey, caramel and chocolate and a slight bitter edge.  The finish dries out with wood tannins, pepper and the trademark floral, perfumed smoke of Highland Park's unique peat.