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Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve

Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve
7 Year Small Batch American Straight Whiskey Batch A903

Category: American Straight Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 57%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$79

Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve
7 Year Small Batch American Straight Whiskey Batch A903

Category: American Straight Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 57%
Dark amber color. Aromas of roasted pecans, toasty flapjacks, hints of maple, and coffee with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long caramel on shortbread, rye crisps, gingersnaps, and violet petals finish. A delicious and balanced American Straight Whiskey that’s all bourbon on the outside with rye kick in the center.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: roasted pecans, toasty flapjacks, hints of maple, and coffee
Taste Flavor: caramel on shortbread, rye crisps, gingersnaps, and violet petals
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and balanced American Straight Whiskey that's all bourbon on the outside with rye kick in the center.

The Producer

William Tarr Distillery

The Producer

American Straight Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
An American straight whiskey is one that less than 160 proof (80% ABV) from a fermented mash of at least 51% corn, rye, malted barley, wheat or malted rye and has been age for at least two years in charred oak barrels. Straight whiskies may be produced from a blend of straight whiskies produced in the same state. Offering a coper or amber color and displaying notes of caramel, toffee and baking spices among others, these are generally used for mixing with soda or tonic or used in cocktails.