Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a 12 year old, cask strength, release from Heaven Hill in Kentucky. Batches were originally denoted by proof alone, but in recent times, since the bottle re-design, batches now get additional designation to help with tracking releases.
Oak, honey, cola. Big toffee, rich pepper. Some tobacco. Definitely a big, bold bourbon focusing on more savory, wood driven notes.
Thick, rich mouth feel. Definite heat, but not punishing. Toffee, cola, rich oak. Pepper, tobacco, light cherry. Cocoa, light vanilla cream. Super rich.
Long, rich, with some heat. Lots of oak here, but not too drying or tannic. Cherries, cola, caramel and tobacco reign supreme here.
This was another great batch in what is becoming an incredibly consistent product line. Its oaky and bold without being too dry or tannic and there is a bouquet of other really enjoyable flavors to boot.