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Jameson Black Barrel

The name of this 40% expression comes from heavily charred oak barrels used in the process.   The nose is fruity and sweet, with toasted pineapple and vanilla.  The mouth feel is very smooth and sweet with notes of butterscotch, floral honey, vanilla custard and toasted nut notes.    The finish has some chilli peppers and bitter lemon peel and dries out.  With some water it thins out and mouthfeel gets a little less creamy.   Lots of classic bourbon and oak notes which is what they were going for.

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  • Monday, 23 July 2018 17:50

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #42

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    Location: Black Hat Whiskey Room, Terminal E, Houston Intercontintal Airport

    Date: July 2018

    Price: 2220 United Airmiles (or $14.00 USD)

    Recipe: Same online system as #41 but this time with Knob Creek and I paid with United Airmiles.... cool.

    Garnish: Black Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments:  Same as experiment #41, overall good but lacked bitters

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

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