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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, 06 June 2016 21:26

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #18

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    Location: Emirates Lounge, Changi Airport, Singapore

    Date: June 2016

    Price: Free (self made)

    Recipe: Jim Beam, Martini Rossi, Angostura Bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Noticed all ingredients available at the bar... so made a simple / classic  Manhattan for myself.

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

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