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Woodford Reserve Distillers Select Straight Rye

This bottle was labelled #3031 from Batch 0887 and bottled at 45.2% ABV.  The nose was very nice, herbal tea with mint and sweet vanilla notes.  The mouthfeel is fresh, light and oily, bittersweet on palate with more vanilla, candy, black coffee and dark chocolate.  The finish has peppermint, wood and grassy rye notes.  With water it gets sweeter, even honeyed, while heat builds in the finish with chilli spiced dark chocolate.  Overall very delicious; a light and subtle of straight rye.

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  • Friday, 21 April 2023 12:49

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #83

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    Location: Sparks Steakhouse,  Manhattan, NY

    Date: April 2023

    Price: Good question.. was so shocked by meal price I forget to check!  Probably $16+

    Recipe: Listed a Manhattan 66 with Bulleit Rye, Grand Marnier, Peychaud’s bitters. Stirred, served up

    Garnish: Black Cherries 

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Very good (if slightly off theme) Manhattan in a classic steakhouse setting.  

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

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