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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, 05 August 2017 16:12

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #36

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    Location: Oak Room, Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, Canada

    Date: July 2017

    Price: $ 18 CAD ($14.22 USD)

    Recipe: Woodford Reserve, sweet vermouth, bitters

    Garnish: Black cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: I also had a Manhatttan here in April 2016 (MPE#13) but the recipe had changed, though the price was the same.  Still very good.

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

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    Clan Campbell 8 year old

    This expresssion is only available in France and this bottle was labelled as a Pure Malt.  Uh oh... someone didn't get the memo from the SWA, it should of course be called a blended malt.  The nose is sweet and malty with some young whisky notes, maybe a little vanilla as well.  The taste is smooth and has toffee, fudge and lots of sweet grain notes as well before the oak spice starts to kick in.  The bitterness then builds in the finish and contrasts with a maple syrup taste.  Not as balanced as I would like, the sweet spirit and bitter oak seem to clash, even bicker on the palatte, a little rather than harmonize and come together.