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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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  • Thursday, 06 August 2020 13:28

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #55

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    Location: Ristorante del Lago, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs 

    Date: July 2020

    Price: $14.00

    Recipe: Padua Manhattan which according to menu is ... Michters Rye, Green Chartreuse, Aperol, Orange Bitters

    Garnish: Lemon Peel

    Served: Up

    Comments: Good cocktail, but not a Manhattan

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

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    If the world was going to end on December 21st I thought it somewhat fitting to spend some of my last day at a distillery and so I went to Glengoyne and bought this at the distillery shop.  The nose has the famous Glengoyne fruity notes of a fruit cup (a product they claim of the slowest distillation in Scotland), fresh cut apples and some malty sweetness as well.   The taste is sweet toffee and milk chocolate (like a Rolo) at first, quite creamy, and then spices like cinnamon roll in.   The finish is quite refined and spicy, not too oaky to overpower the more subtle spirit, and some dry sherry influence helps with balancing the sweet taste.   Classic Glengoyne with a little oomph!  Nice.