Review #140 | /r/Bourbon Review #77 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch 6)
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: 70.1% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Jet fuel. Cherry. Root beer and cola. Oak and molasses with some very very mild char.
Taste: Powerful. The proof is huge and so is the mouthfeel. It’s rich and again, seems very much like syrup. Hot though and before the prickly heat kicks in there is a lot of cherry, molasses, cinnamon and a good deal more cola than the other previous batches.
Finish: Goes for miles. It’s large and powerful and I’ll admit, this one was a bit tough to get through. Inhaling at the wrong moment is punishing but cut with a drop or two of water, this bottle sings.
Overall: I’ve never seen such bold and massive flavor and this is becoming a very quick contender against the GTS crown. Wear a hazmat suit though, and maybe don’t let this touch exposed skin.
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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