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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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  • Monday, 09 November 2020 20:37

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #57

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    Location: Islamorada, Florida, USA

    Date: November 2020

    Price: $6.00

    Recipe: Rye Whiskey, Sherry, Bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Manhattan in a can.... made with Sherry?  Seemed to work however and a good price.

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

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