Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch A121 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch A121

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    61.8%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: ...while it offers a nice balance of flavors, it doesn’t quite have the wow factor some of the past batches, such as B520, had. But don’t let that stop you from purchasing a bottle, as it’s a solid deal regardless.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is very dry and spicy with just a hit of honeyed sweetness.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is an incredible value and consistently one of my favorite releases. Batch A121 is no exception and certainly lives up to my expectation. I’d recommend buying one for now and a second for later!
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: A121 takes a swift detour into a land I didn't know we'd see from ECBP - big fudge, tobacco, toffee, creme brulee and pepper. I love it.
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  • Intro:

    The first release in 2021's Limited Edition calendar, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A121 is released at a historically low ABV, 61.8%. ECBP carries a consistent 12yr age statement.

  • Nose:

    Powerful, pure dessert on the nose. Brown sugar, tobacco, cinnamon bun, pepper and baking spice. Complex, savory, powerful. Lots of dessert notes here.

  • Taste:

    Caramel, honey, a big sticky pudding character. Vanilla bean, tobacco, old dusty books and toffee. Some oak, but not too much. Not much fruit on this release - it leans singularly into a musty, powerful dessert character. Lots more tobacco in A121 than any previous release. Cake batter. Rich mouth feel, ethanol is really meek despite still being over 60% ABV.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Cocoa, honey, toffee, praline and tobacco. Lovely, complex, delicious.

  • Overall:

    A121 takes a swift detour into a land I didn't know we'd see from ECBP - big fudge, tobacco, toffee, creme brulee and pepper. I love it.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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