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: 65.5% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Nose: Honey, tobacco, bold oak. Faint fruitiness, rich vanilla cream, pepper and ethanol.
Taste: Medium mouth feel with very present heat. Honey, oak, caramel, faint cherry, pepper, light tobacco. Very hot.
Finish: Long finish but very hot. Rich caramel, honey, vanilla. Some oak, light fruit character, a bit of pepper.
Overall: Again, good, but I can’t help but think these newer batches are hotter and lighter with less oak and cocoa presence. The searing heat is tough to get through some times.
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