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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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  • Monday, 18 April 2016 22:03

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #12

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    Location: Hard Rock Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore

    Date: April 2016

    Price: $ 21 SGD ($15.50 USD)

    Recipe: No recipe

    Garnish: Maraschino cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Dry, not too sweet and a little on the small side.

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

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