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Elijah Craig Small Batch

This "no age statement" expression replaced the 12 year old Elijah Craig in 2016.  The nose has vanilla, popcorn and toasted oak.  Oily and peppery on palate, a little honey but not as sweet as nose suggests. Not as balanced as I would like but a little water helped and brought up some caramel sweetness and apple tartness.

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  • Saturday, 10 March 2018 22:58

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #37

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    Location: Oak Bar, Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Date: March 2018

    Price: $ 250 Argentine Pesos ($12.36 USD)

    Recipe: No recipe but saw Bulliett Bourbon being poured

    Garnish: Lemon peel

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Was told it was best Manhattan in Buenos Aires but lacked punch (maybe to little bitters?) for me. A little too washed out on the rocks.

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

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    Bakery Hill Classic Malt Cask Strength

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