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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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  • Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:36

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #38

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    Location: The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India

    Date: April 2018

    Price: 900 Indian Rupee ($13.80 USD)

    Recipe: Listed as Perfect Manhattan with "whisky, bitters and vermouth"

    Garnish: Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: As Perfect Manhattan it would be a mix of sweet and dry vermouths and it lacked sweetness I look for.  May appeal to others.  Could have been bigger.

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

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