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Jameson Black Barrel

The name of this 40% expression comes from heavily charred oak barrels used in the process.   The nose is fruity and sweet, with toasted pineapple and vanilla.  The mouth feel is very smooth and sweet with notes of butterscotch, floral honey, vanilla custard and toasted nut notes.    The finish has some chilli peppers and bitter lemon peel and dries out.  With some water it thins out and mouthfeel gets a little less creamy.   Lots of classic bourbon and oak notes which is what they were going for.

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  • Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:23

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #54

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    Location: Fogo de Chao, Denver, CO

    Date: July 2020

    Price: $13.50

    Recipe: Buffalo Trace, Carpano Antica, Blood Orange, Angusturo Bitters

    Garnish: Orange peel

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: A little Orange peel or Triple sec or Orange bitters is good, but this was overpowered by Orange juice. It was fine, but not a Manhattan.

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

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