Review #1232 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A119

Review #1232 | Bourbon Review #581 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A119

The Schtick: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a 12 year old, cask strength, release from Heaven Hill in Kentucky. Batches were originally denoted by proof alone, but in recent times, since the bottle re-design, batches now get additional designation to help with tracking releases. I tasted this dram blind and then got the reveal at a later time, so keep that in mind as you read through these notes.


Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Heaven Hill

Selection: N/A

ABV: 67.6% ABV

Age: 12 Years


Nose: caramel, perfume, honey, orange zest, clove

Taste: sweet but not sugary, orange, clove, turkey funk

Finish: long and hot but rich and complex. cocoa and oak

Overall: Good but a bit hot. I incorrectly guessed that this would be a RR SiB from the load of turkey clove, orange and funk, but boy what a whiff that was.

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Rank: 6


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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