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Grangestone Sherry Cask Finish

The third expression in this series is, like the other two, bottled at 40% ABV.  The nose has lots of dried fruits, prunes, raisins, digestive biscuits and a slight farmyuard, vegatal funkiness.   The taste is more dried fruit, prunes, bitter dark chocolate and citrus peel.  The mouthfeel is quite creamy, chewy and even oily.  The finish is spicy with fresh cut jalepenos and black pepper.  Not massively complex... consider if Macallan had an off day.  However Macallan's bad days are still better than many distilleries good days.

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  • Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:46

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #9

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    Location: Bones, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia

    Date: March 2016

    Price: $37.90  ($9.09 USD)

    Recipe: Not on menu

    Garnish: No cherry...!

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Good value, dry and interesting, probably rye rather than bourbon

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

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