Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch C922 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch C922

  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    62.4%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    The third, of three, releases in 2022's Limited Edition calendar, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C922 is released at a moderately low ABV compared to some historical bottlings. The final bottling of this year weighs in at 62.4%. ECBP carries a consistent 12yr age statement.

  • Nose:

    Toffee, honey, baked apple, sweet cream and bold, expressive oak. A big scoop of caramel and pepper. Powerful and dry.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate, loaded with cola notes, caramel, root beer candies, sweet oak, a big bite of pepper and a good deal of tannin. This reminds me of some earlier batches of ECBP with the cola and root beer notes, which is welcome and I missed them greatly. Proof feels just right, viscous on the palate. More than satisfying.

  • Finish:

    Long, dry and satisfying with more cream, cocoa and root beer once again. A touch of spicy, candied ginger, light pepper and clove. Bold here again, the ethanol creeps in but blends nicely with sweet toffee for a long, satisfying, finish.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is a fast favorite of mine, demonstrating a straying profile in a delicious direction. I love that ginger, cola and root beer and find no issue with the sub-130 proof. Worthy of a backup purchase, for sure.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

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