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OUR SPIRITS ~ Small Batch Whiskey Series

Small Batch Whiskey Series

Manatawny Still Works' whiskey comes of age. The first in our series of Small Batch Whiskeys was appropriately released on Friday, December 5, 2014—the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition and the signing of the 21st Amendment!

Distinct and memorable, each batch—born out of a unique mash bill and recipe—possesses a character of its own and is strictly limited to a select number of barrels. Available while supplies last.

BATCH #: 15 ("Rye-ish" Whiskey)

SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 69% Two Row Malt,20% Rye Malt, 11% Crystal Rye
BARREL TYPE: Used 30 gallon, American Oak
TREATMENT: #3 Char
AGE: Aged at least 2 years
PROOF: 150.6 (still), 118.3 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 644
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Banana Cream Pie, Spicy Rye, Toasted Oak, Green Peppercorns
PALATE: Soft Rye, Vanilla, Light Caramel, Phenolic Spice
FINISH: Hints of Clove and Licorice, Dry and Spicy
COMMENTS: This is about as close as we are going to get to rye whiskey. Rye is apparent but its spiciness is softened by the high percentage of malt. Used oak provides subtle barrel characters without overpowering the delicateness of this whiskey..

BATCH #: 14 (Honey Whiskey)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 80% Two-Row Malt, 9% Wheat Malt, 9% Oats, 2% Rye
BARREL TYPE: #4 Char, New American White Oak
BATCH BLEND: A combination of several vinatages and a mixture of Swarmbustin' Buckwheat and Fall Wildflower Honey were combined to create this handcrafted spirit.
PROOF: 84
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 911
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Honey, Oak, Wildflowers
PALATE: Sweet Honey, Caramel, Vanilla, Malt
COMMENTS: A collaborative spirit made with Swarmbustin' Honey. The Chester County, PA apiary makes distinctive honeys with rich and complex flavors. Two honeys were blended with intense whiskey to provide sweet honey character without losing the bite of the whiskey. The spirit hits the tongue with a velvety sweetness and rich honey character that challenges the tannins from the oak. The base whiskey shows through with a pleasant bite which fades to reveal the complexities of the honey.

Third Anniversary Whiskey

Three year old, single barrel, cask strength
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SPIRIT PROFILE:
TYPE: American Whiskey
MASH: 42% Malt, 41% Wheat, 13% Oats, 4% Rye
BARREL TYPE: 53 gallon, #4 Char, New American Oak
PROOF: 125.4 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 218
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Malt, Toffee, Butter, Vanilla, Cinnamon
PALATE: Caramel, Wheat, Cloves and Baking Spices, Butterscotch
FINISH  Smooth, Rich, Long, Slowly Fades Away Gently with Lingering Spices and Malt
COMMENTS: Uncut and unfiltered, this single barrel, cask strength offering is the sister whiskey of our BATCH01 which was just eight months old at its release in 2015. The additional time in a full sized barrel shows a more refined, complex flavor profile. There is an underlying sweetness that stays with you from the beginning to the end and brings together the character from the wood and grains. This may be my best whiskey yet - Max

BATCH #: 13 (Port Finished)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 80% Two-Row Malt, 9% Wheat Malt, 9% Oats, 2% Rye
BARREL TYPE: Original: 53 gallon, New American White Oak
Finish: 59 gallon, Uesed Gandona Estate Winery Port
FINISH TIME: 15 months
BATCH BLEND: A combination of several different barrels have contributed to this bottle of handcrafted whiskey.
PROOF: 94 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 420
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Oak, Cherries, Raisin, Caramel, Cinnamon
PALATE: Port, Oak, Vanilla, Chocolate, Big Fruit 
FINISH  Tannins, Jam, Bitter-Sweet Chocolate
COMMENTS:  In partnership with Gandona Estate Winery in Napa, we’ve used their Fraga Do Arco port casks to finish this small batch offering. The port influence is strong and prevalent throughout with notes of cherry and other big fruits.  There is a marked sweetness with notes of malt and oak, imparting complexity and concentrating flavors from the port casks.

BATCH # 12 (Second Use Barrel)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 40% Wheat, 39% Malt, 17% Oats, 4% Rye
BARREL TYPE: Used 30 gallon, American Oak
TREATMENT: #3 Char
PROOF: 143.1 (still), 123 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 700
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Green Apple Butter, Apricot, Malt, Honey
PALATE: Malty, Sweet, Light Oak, Orange, Plum, Grain
FINISH: Coats the top of the mouth, Brown Sugar followed by a lingering Tannic Oak
COMMENTS: This is our J. Potts Whiskey aged in used barrels that once held our Small Batch 03 and 05. The used wood provides less oak, but allows the different grains and some subtle flavors to really stand out.

BATCH # 11 (Cask Strength)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 100% Malted Barley
BARREL TYPE: 53 gallon, New American Oak, #4 Char
PROOF: 121.7 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 69

BATCH # 10 (Blended Small Batches)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: Four Grain: Malted Barley, Wheat, Oats, Rye
BARREL TYPE: 53 gallon, New American Oak
TREATMENT: #4 char
BATCH BLEND: Barrel #83, #92, #131, #134
BARREL DUMP: 03/15/16
PROOF: 90 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 1235
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
COMMENTS: Born out of a careful blend of four unique batches of our Small Batch Series, this malt-heavy four-grain (malted barley, wheat, oats and rye) whiskey has a surprisingly complex character with a pleasant sweetness throughout.

BATCH # 9 (American Wheat Whiskey)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 70% Wheat Malt, 25% Pale Malt, 4% Crystal Malt
BARREL TYPE: 30 gallon Honey Comb, Char #3
PROOF: 150.1 (still), 117.9 (barrel), bottle (94)
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Burnt Sugar, Wheat Bread, Oak, Vanilla
PALATE: Soft Phenolic Wheat, Sweet Orange Zest
FINISH: Lingering, Coating, Dry on the sides of the mouth.
COMMENTS: This is a subtle and clean example of wheat whiskey. The wheat balances well with the malt to create crisp and clean flavors.

BATCH # 8 (Malt Whiskey)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 78% Beechwood Smoked Malt, 18% Munich Malt, 4% Crystal Malt
BARREL TYPE: Used 30 gallon honeycomb, #3 char
PROOF: 149.8 (still), 119.8 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Honey, Vanilla, Oak, Apricot, Earthy Wildflower, Pepper
PALATE: Malt, Used Oak, Sweet, Vanilla
FINISH: Spicy, Full, Long Lasting
COMMENTS: Manatawny Still Works' Batch 08 Whiskey is inspired by European Single Malts. The oak from the used barrels impart a lighter wood character with a sweet maltiness that stands out with minimal smoke character and provides balance to this delicate whiskey.

BATCH # 7 (Cask Strength)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 71% Pale Malt, 10% Wheat, 8.5% Roast Malt, 8.5% Oats, 2% Rye
BARREL TYPE: 30 gallon, Honeycomb
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 376
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Raw Cacoa, Coffee Beans, Vanilla, Oak, Tobacco
PALATE: Sweet, Chocolate Cake, Rich Cacoa, Oily, Dried Fruit
FINISH: Mouthwatering, Savoy, Bitter Chocolate
COMMENTS: Manatawny Still Works' Batch 07 Cask Strength Whiskey possesses a rich sweetness with multiple layers of chocolate, balanced by the resinous spice and herbal notes of the wood.

BATCH # 6 (Blended Small Batches)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
BATCH BLEND: #PA01 - (3) 53 gallon barrels, 100% malt; #PA07 - (3) 53 gallon barrels, Four-Grain: Malted Barley, Wheat, Oats, Rye; #BW02 - (1) 30 gallon barrel, 100% Pils Malt
PROOF: 94 (bottle)
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
COMMENTS: Three distinctly different single batch whiskey varieties from MSW's Small Batch Series commingle to create our first blended offering. The result is a superior spirit in a class all its own. Two single malt whiskeys and a four-grain varietal from our Small Batch Series are married together to produce a non-chill filtered spirit that is uniquely Manatawny.

BATCH # 5 (Beech Smoked Malt)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 100% Beech Smoke Malt
BARREL TYPE: 30 gallon, Honeycomb, #3 Char
PROOF: 148.4 (still), 115.5 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Oak, Vanilla, Bread, Orange, Oil, Mint
PALATE: Wood Spice, Orange, Oil, Malt
FINISH: Coating, Clean, Smooth
COMMENTS: The smoke is nowhere to be found! It was smoky coming off the still, but has disappeared in the barrel, leaving behind a clean malty whiskey that gives way to the barrel.

BATCH # 4 (Early Keystone)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 79% Pale Malt, 10% Wheat, 9% Oats, 2% Rye,
BARREL TYPE: 30 gallon, Honeycomb, #3 Char
PROOF: 160.8 (still), 118.9 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
NOSE: Sweet, Cedar, Orange Oil, Vanilla
PALATE: Malt Sweetness, Woodshop, Orange, Wood Spice
FINISH: Pepper, Oily, Lingering
COMMENTS: This triple distilled whiskey is clean off the still with a light character starkly contrasted with a light character starkly contrasted by the heavy dose of sugars from the barrel – lending a standout wood and citrus character.

BATCH # 3 (Munich and Pale Malt)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 80% Munich Malt, 20% Pale Malt
BARREL TYPE: 30 gallon, Honeycomb, #3 Char
PROOF: 147.4 (still), 122.9 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
APPEARANCE: A rich decadent amber
NOSE: Vanilla, Butterscotch, Fresh Cut Wood, Cedar, Tobacco, Tea Leaves and Citrus
PALATE: Wood Spice, New Wood, Dark Fruits and Mint.
COMMENTS: Munich Malts Earthy tones contrast with a dose of honeycomb barrel sugars. Batch03 coats the mouth with a sweet, pleasant, oily character.

BATCH # 2 (Honey and Pale Malt)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 86% Honey Malt, 14% Pale Malt
BARREL TYPE: 30 gallon, Honeycomb, #3 Char
PROOF: 151.7 (still), 121.4 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 530
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
APPEARANCE: Amber Honey
NOSE: Apple, Soft Wood, Vanilla
PALATE: Honey, Crystal Malt, Oak, Wood Spice
COMMENTS: Sweet and malty up front that transitions to a pleasant tannic bite.

BATCH # 1 (The Original)

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SPIRIT PROFILE:
MASH: 42% malt, 41% wheat, 13% oats, 4% rye
BARREL TYPE: 30 gallon, Honeycomb, #3 Char
PROOF: 147.9 (still), 122.6 (barrel), 94 (bottle)
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 1920
DISTILLER'S NOTES:
APPEARANCE: Deep amber with golden edges
NOSE: Oak, smoked cherry
PALATE: Pear, vanilla, new wood
COMMENTS: All of this together when combined with the bold character from the new, white American oak, gives you a glimpse of what Manatawny Still Works and American craft distilling has to offer.

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Manatawny Still Works Small Batch Pennsylvania Whiskey

Manatawny Still Works Award Winning Pennsylvania Spirits
~ Bronze Medal-
2017 American Craft Spirits Association Awards
(BATCH12)
~ Silver Medal-
2016 American Craft Spirits Association Awards
(BATCH06)
~ Silver Medal-
2016 American Craft Spirits Association Awards
(BATCH07 Cask Strength)
~ Gold Medal-
2016 TheFiftyBest.com- "Best American Single Malt"
(BATCH06)
~ Silver Medal-
2015 Whiskies of the World (BATCH04)
~ Triple Gold Medal-
2015 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards (BATCH03)

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