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Manhattan Project: Experiment #54

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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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  • Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:23

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #54

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    Location: Fogo de Chao, Denver, CO

    Date: July 2020

    Price: $13.50

    Recipe: Buffalo Trace, Carpano Antica, Blood Orange, Angusturo Bitters

    Garnish: Orange peel

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: A little Orange peel or Triple sec or Orange bitters is good, but this was overpowered by Orange juice. It was fine, but not a Manhattan.

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