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.
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