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The third, and final, release in 2021's Limited Edition calendar, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C921 is released at a moderately low ABV compared to historical bottlings. The third of this year weight in at 60.1%. ECBP carries a consistent 12yr age statement.
Sweet buttercream, maple and brown sugar. Light sesame seed, bold oak. Tobacco and tannin, caramel and a touch of Luxardo cherry.
Bold pancake syrup, honey, maple and brown sugar. Viscous, nice tannin structure. This release is pure dessert, a strong departure from that cinnamon texture of the B521 batches.
Long finish, sweet and savory. Cinnamon sugar, maple, tobacco, pepper and sweet oak.
Great to have the standard profile back and see that B521 was an outlier. This maple forward dessert dram is big on oak, character and sweet maple with the proof sitting as an after thought. This drinks cleaner and dessertier than any 60% ABV Knob Creek I've had - for better or worse - and the oak is perfectly placed.
Disclosure: The producer asked us to review this, and sent some along