Review #636 | /r/Bourbon Review #370 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12yr Batch A117
The Schtick: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a 12yr product distilled at Heaven Hill and bottled at barrel proof. Recently, they’ve moved from no batch codes to including a letter followed by numerals, so this is the second of the new batch system, A117.
Distiller: Heaven Hill
Bottler: Heaven Hill
ABV: 63.5% ABVABV
Age: 12 Years
Nose: Oak, caramel, vanilla, pixie sticks, cherry, cocoa. Really rich, lots of toffee with faint pepper undertones.
Taste: Medium to thick, hot, but rich with flavor. Peppery oak, earthy cocoa, caramel, tobacco, vanilla and some cherry.
Finish: Long, but more peppery than I’d like and pretty astringent. Cocoa, some toffee and lots of musty tobacco
Overall: This is nice but not up to snuff with other releases I’ve had.
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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