I found this Japanese blend, bottled at 40% ABV, in the Esso station a few meters from my house in Singapore. The nose is fruity at first, with vanilla. Maybe because it was December I wrote "christmas pudding with custard". A little bite of alcohol also even at this low ABV. The taste is also fruity with some sweet and lemon notes. Very smooth and mellow. The finish is gentle and a little spicy. With a little water it becomes more honeyed and little grainy. Overall I prefer it neat. This really very good for a relatively cheap blend and also really good with mixed with soda into a highball.Read More
Location: db Bistro, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Date: December 2015
Price: 25 SGD ($17.70 USD)
Recipe: Rittenhouse Rye, Antica Formula Vermouth, Orange bitters
Garnish: Not 1, not 2 but 3 cherries!
Comments: High price for standard cocktail (welcome to Singapore) but very good, so I had two!
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