Review #63. Elijah Craig Small Batch 12yr

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

Age: NAS

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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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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