Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch 3 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch 3

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    66.6%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It’s really a simple equation: Great flavor + great price = must buy. This is a quality barrel proof bourbon with fantastic flavor. It's so packed with flavor it makes you feel guilty buying it for the price Heaven Hill is charging.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: A bit muted across the senses and adding water brought out some astringent burnt notes. Not enough to kill it, but enough to knock it from a B to a B-.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Impressive and delightful, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a shelf staple for any discerning bourbon drinker.
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  • Intro:

    The third entry in Elijah Craig's newest portfolio series: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a 12yr expression comprised of barrels dumped and blended at barrel proof.

  • Nose:

    Bold and powerful, full of clove, graham cracker, honey and cocoa. Rich caramel and toffee.

  • Taste:

    Rich mouth feel. A bit of heat, but understandable given the proof. Rich oak, honey, toffee. Cocoa, a hint of cola. Cream and pepper keep things balanced. Nice cherry note on the back palate.

  • Finish:

    Long finish - a warm Kentucky hug - with an abundance of flavor on the finish. Powerful cocoa, honey, toffee. Slivered almond, light cola note, some fruit/cherry and a long, desserty finish.

  • Overall:

    Impressive and delightful, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a shelf staple for any discerning bourbon drinker.

  • Score:

    7

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