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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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  • Monday, 08 May 2023 13:31

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #85

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    Location: Alpine Liquor, Eureka Springs, AK

    Date: May 2023

    Price: $30 for 375 mls (approx $7.50 / glass)

    Recipe: Bulliett Straight Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: One of the best premade Manhattans I have tried so far at a respectable 37.5% ABV

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

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