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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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  • Wednesday, 22 June 2022 16:41

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #70

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    Location: Bush Intercontinental Airport, Terminal C

    Date: June 2022

    Price: $14:30

    Recipe: Makers mark, sweet vermouth and angostura bitters

    Garnish: Black Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Very decent Manahttan at a reasonable price (for an airport)

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

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