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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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  • Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:59

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #17

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    Location: Ciel de Paris, Montparnasse, Paris

    Date: May 2016

    Price: 18 Euros ($27.71 SGD)

    Recipe: Simply Four Roses Bourbon and Martini Rossi.... (nearly $28!)

    Garnish: None

    Served: Up

    Comments: Amazing view from 56th floor restaurant but I paid for it with a below average Manhattan

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

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