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Manhattan Project: Experiment #61

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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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  • Thursday, 17 June 2021 22:25

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #61

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    Location: Strato 550, Houston, Texas 

    Date: June 2021

    Price: $12.00

    Recipe: Bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters 

    Garnish: 2 x black cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Great classic option at the bar on 43rd floor in my new office building

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