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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, 03 August 2017 02:46

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #35

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    Location: Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Alaska, USA

    Date: July 2017

    Price: $10.00

    Recipe: As per menu "High West Double Rye, Sweet Vermouth and a dash of bitters"

    Garnish: Maraschino cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: It was fine and a reasonable price.  Good but not memorable.

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

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