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Forty Creek Heritage Limited Edition 2017

Since I moved from Texas in 2015 the one whisky I miss the most and find the hardest to source from other side of the world is Forty Creek.  It is very special and unique and honestly I miss it more than my family. If they are reading, then that is a joke.  But I do miss it a lot.  I picked up this while passing though Texas on business and my bottle was number 9132 from Lot 11 (... you are welcome whiskey pedants).   The nose has lots of familiar notes of vanilla and freshly sawn wood.  Quite mild and sweet like those cheap cigars that are sold in US Drugstores. The taste is also sweet, with caramel, chocolate, butterscotch balanced with some grass and pepper notes.  The finish does manage to muster a little spice and oaky resistance but still overall a typical Forty Creek "candy disguised as whiskey" (that I love).  Perhaps not their finest work... but to honest even their "OK stuff" is better than most.

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  • Monday, 06 June 2016 21:26

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #18

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    Location: Emirates Lounge, Changi Airport, Singapore

    Date: June 2016

    Price: Free (self made)

    Recipe: Jim Beam, Martini Rossi, Angostura Bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Noticed all ingredients available at the bar... so made a simple / classic  Manhattan for myself.

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

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    Balvenie 30 year old

    I was a bit underwhelmed by this one.  For the price (which is high) and the fact it is a Balvenie I had high expectations but on the night I tried this for the first time I would say it wasn't even my favorite whisky of the night and it certainly isn't my favorite Balvenie.  The nose was quite modest but still had the Balvenie honey note and the wood was also present.  The taste was smooth had some chocolate, but again the wood for me was dominant with lots spices, oak and even smoke, almost like a mulled wine.  Powerful and rich, and a whisky that showcases what 30 years in wood can do, whether you like that is a matter of personal taste.  For me at least, Balvenie's spirit is better presented in other expressions.