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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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  • Thursday, 28 July 2016 19:20

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #20

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    Location: Zatta Bar, Hilton Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    Date: July 2016

    Price: Ummm.... forgot to check

    Recipe: Glenlivet 12 year old, Vermouth, Angostura Bitters

    Garnish: Maraschino cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: When is a Manhattan not a Manhattan?  When it is a Rob Roy ie made with Scotch... oh well

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

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