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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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  • Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:34

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #29

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    Location: Pacos, Hilton Al Ain, UAE

    Date: April 2017

    Price: 32 AED ($8.71 USD)

    Recipe: Canadian Club, Martini Rosso and Angusturo Bitters

    Garnish: Orange slice

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: A little washed out, the CC did not stand up well against the ice and vermouth.  Good price though.

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