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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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  • Thursday, 17 June 2021 22:25

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #61

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    Location: Strato 550, Houston, Texas 

    Date: June 2021

    Price: $12.00

    Recipe: Bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters 

    Garnish: 2 x black cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Great classic option at the bar on 43rd floor in my new office building

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

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