Review #910 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Batch 12

Review #910 | Bourbon Review #476 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch #12

The Schtick: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a 12 year old, cask strength, release from Heaven Hill in Kentucky. Batches were originally denoted by proof alone, but in recent times, since the bottle re-design, batches now get additional designation to help with tracking releases.

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Heaven Hill

ABV: 68% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Nose: Oak, honey, cola. Big toffee, rich pepper. Some tobacco. Definitely a big, bold bourbon focusing on more savory, wood driven notes.

Taste: Thick, rich mouth feel. Definite heat, but not punishing. Toffee, cola, rich oak. Pepper, tobacco, light cherry. Cocoa, light vanilla cream. Super rich.

Finish: Long, rich, with some heat. Lots of oak here, but not too drying or tannic. Cherries, cola, caramel and tobacco reign supreme here.

Overall: This was another great batch in what is becoming an incredibly consistent product line. It’s oaky and bold without being too dry or tannic and there is a bouquet of other really enjoyable flavors to boot.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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