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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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  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021 23:59

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #62

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    Location: Carters, Wind Crest Senior Living, Littleton, CO

    Date: July 2021

    Price: Free (actually included in dinner)

    Recipe: None given 

    Garnish: 1 x glace cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Pretty good for "free"... a little muted maybe, light on bitters and perhaps a generic spirit?

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

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