Review #63 | /r/Bourbon Review #33 – Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 yr
The Schtick: Heaven Hill recently removed the 12 year age statement from this product. This is the original 12 year age stated release.
Distiller: Heaven Hill
Bottler: Heaven Hill
ABV: 47% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: More oak, less vanilla and a bit more wood. Much stronger, and there’s less artificial sweetener notes.
Taste: More oak, with maple and vanilla in the backseat. Hot, but less noticeable.
Finish: Medium long, less hot and less offputting. In general, I’ve only really experienced that odd sweetener note in products like MMCS46 but it’s here a little as well. I’m just thankful it’s not present in ECBP.
Overall: Still not my cup of tea. While the change in the NAS was noticeable, neither product are my preferred experience. Too oaky and dry.
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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