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Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch 1

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    67.1%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Quite a bit of ethanol. Rich cocoa, cola, honey and slivered almost. Lightly fruity, heavy on the baking spice.

  • Taste:

    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.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, complex but hot once again. Brown sugar, cola, pepper and a heaping helping of ethanol.

  • Overall:

    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.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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