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Woodford Reserve Distillers Select Straight Rye

This bottle was labelled #3031 from Batch 0887 and bottled at 45.2% ABV.  The nose was very nice, herbal tea with mint and sweet vanilla notes.  The mouthfeel is fresh, light and oily, bittersweet on palate with more vanilla, candy, black coffee and dark chocolate.  The finish has peppermint, wood and grassy rye notes.  With water it gets sweeter, even honeyed, while heat builds in the finish with chilli spiced dark chocolate.  Overall very delicious; a light and subtle of straight rye.

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  • Monday, 22 June 2020 18:25

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #52

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    Location: Total Wine and More, Houston, TX

    Date: June 2020

    Price: $24.99

    Recipe: According to packet... whiskey, vermouth, caramel color

    Garnish: I added 2 Luxardo Maraschino cherries

    Served: Rocks

    Comments:Way over priced even for 100 ml.... but it was much better than I expected for a recipe that included "caramel color"

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