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London Distillery LV 1767 Edition

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London Distillery LV 1767 Edition

54.3% ABV, 100% Rye and aged for 1400 days

Nose: Black cherry, plum, Cadbury Fruit and Nut with biscuit

Taste: Sweet, chocolate, coffee and more fruit

Finish: Peppermint and oak bitterness. Slight grain note indicative of youth

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  • Friday, 13 May 2016 05:58

    Manhatten Project: Experiment #15

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    Location: Lawry's Prime Rib, Singapore

    Date: May 2016

    Price: $ 15 SGD ($10.92 USD)

    Recipe: Canadian Club, Sweet and Dry Vermouth (no bitters?)

    Garnish: Orange peel

    Served: Up

    Comments: Good value (for Singapore) and my first "perfect Manhattan" experiment

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

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    Hudson Manhattan Rye

    I followed my tasting of George T Stagg at Reserve 101 with this.  First thing that jumped out was the price.  At $20 a shot it costs the same as the Stagg and about 3 x what a glass of Sazerac Rye (my benchmark for all rye) would cost.  I understand craft distilling makes for a more expensive product... see Garrison Bros bourbon.... and these guys at least try to soften blow a little by selling in 375 ml bottles rather than usual 750ml, but at this price this had better be good!!  The nose had some fruity notes but as I mentioned before there is an issue with glassware at R101 and I could not discern much else.  The taste is quite light, sawdust and a flash of milk chocolate.  It gets a little better with water and some candy and fruit notes come out.  The finish has mint and pepper, but not quite peppermint, and some spices.  Not in anyway offensive, very drinkable in fact but if had my last $20 to spend in Reserve 101 and given a choice of this or Stagg... well there is no choice, I would take the Stagg or three glasses of Sazerac.