Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch 1
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Raided Score: 84 Publication: The Whiskey Jug Excerpt: It has a nice bourbon character to it, but even with water it feels a bit muted. Like it’s holding back just a wee bit. Read Full Review Raided Score: 89 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: Oak and leather on the finish dry out the whiskey nicely. Not the most refined bourbon, but the flavors it delivers make up for it. Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: The fruitiness takes on more of an applesauce note with a long, silky, and almost chewy finish. I think of cinnamon toast, raisin bread, pancakes and syrup. But mostly I just think of good, old Bourbon. Read Full Review Raided Score: 82 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: Good, and interesting - certainly happy to see it added to the Heaven Hill portfolio, but this blend needs some work to conquer the overarching heat. Read Full Review
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The first 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.
Quite a bit of ethanol. Rich cocoa, cola, honey and slivered almost. Lightly fruity, heavy on the baking spice.
Moderate mouth feel, though overshadowed by quite a bit of heat. Light cherry note, big brown sugar and cinnamon character, along with quite a bit of oak.
Long finish, complex but hot once again. Brown sugar, cola, pepper and a heaping helping of ethanol.
Good, and interesting - certainly happy to see it added to the Heaven Hill portfolio, but this blend needs some work to conquer the overarching heat.
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