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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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  • Monday, 16 August 2021 13:13

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #64

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    Location: Copper Grouse, Manchester, Vermont

    Date: August 2021

    Price: $15

    Recipe: None given, ordered off menu with Sazerac Rye

    Garnish: 2 x black cherry and peel slice

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Solid all rounder...  classic recipe with both classic garnishes.  Something's are classic for a reason.

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

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