Review #139 | /r/Bourbon Review #76 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch 5)
The Schtick: This is a moderately elusive release from Elijah Craig, which is Heaven Hill distillate bottled at cask strength.
Distiller: Heaven Hill
Bottler: Heaven Hill
ABV: 67.4% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: More cherry and molasses here and more Dr. Pepper. Less oak and vanilla. Bit more ethanol too.
Taste: This is a good deal hotter. I notice more molasses and cherry here as well and it’s still delicious. More burn but also a tad more flavor. A hint of dark chocolate and cocoa with a tiny bit of vanilla. Yum.
Finish: Still long. Still hot. Still massive. Punchy and rich, loads of cherry and cola here.
Overall: Not slowing down, not decreasing in quality. A little less of what I love compared to #4, but only slightly so and still excellent.
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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