Review #1462 – Elijah Craig Small Batch Raleigh Bourbon and Banter Selection

The Schtick: This is a single barrel selection from Heaven Hill by a store/society electing to pick something from the Elijah Craig line of bottlings. Let’s dive in.

Review #1462 | Bourbon Review #636

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Heaven Hill

Brand: Elijah Craig

Selection: Raleigh Bourbon and Banter

ABV: 47% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Sweet toffee, rich tobacco, lots of graham cracker, vanilla. Faint pepper. All sweet, dough forward.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Some heat. Apples, pears, vanilla, honey, lots of graham cracker.

Finish: Short, a bit hot. Pepper, honey, graham cracker, ethanol.

Overall: The nose is intoxicating, the palate is good, but the finish is a big disappointment. I know the potential is there with these, but I think this falls short.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

10 Most Recent Heaven Hill Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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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