Review #912 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Batch A118

Review #912 | Bourbon Review #477 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A118

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: 65.3% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Nose: Honey, tobacco, caramel and cola. Rich nougat and vanilla cream. Light pepper influence.

Taste: Oaky, rich caramel. Medium to thick mouth feel, pepper, tobacco and thick tannins. Heat comes storming in.

Finish: Long, but very hot. Almost punishing. Oaky, dry pepper. Lots of tobacco, vanilla cream and some cherry cola.

Overall: I like this, but it was much hotter than other batches I’ve had and that will unfortunately drop this a notch or so.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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