Review #914 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Batch C917

Review #914 | Bourbon Review #478 – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C917

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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Rank: 6


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