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Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch B520

  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:


  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is intense and peppery with chili powder, black pepper, and cinnamon spices that fade slowly to reveal honey, caramel, and brown sugar in the background.
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Drinkable as is, but if you must, add just a touch of cool water or make one hell of an Old Fashioned.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It begins sweetly and then blossoms into something warming (at this proof it had better light up your insides!). Yet it is also kind of toasty and comforting.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: A spice-filled finish is rich and chocolaty. Water enhances it all, but even without, it’s superbly balanced and rich.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Finish fades from fruity sweet to darkly sweet to nutty and oaky far too quickly. It’s good, but it’s “standard good” for an ECBP.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: It’s hard to argue with the value that is Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, cask strength 12yr old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey at $65 is unheard of from any other distillery these days.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All told, it’s a perfectly fine example of Elijah Craig’s Barrel Proof whiskey, but its lack of direction and balance keeps it well off my list of favorites.
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