Excerpt: It’s complex, multi-faceted and carries a strong sense of depth. Water also worked magic on this one and opens it up, evening it out and rounding any rough edges. It’s a lovely whiskey and the perfect end-of-summer sipper with a chunk of ice slowly melting with each sip.
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This is a moderately elusive release from Elijah Craig, which is Heaven Hill distillate bottled at cask strength.
Jet fuel. Cherry. Root beer and cola. Oak and molasses with some very very mild char.
Powerful. The proof is huge and so is the mouthfeel. Its rich and again, seems very much like syrup. Hot though and before the prickly heat kicks in there is a lot of cherry, molasses, cinnamon and a good deal more cola than the other previous batches.
Goes for miles. Its large and powerful and Ill admit, this one was a bit tough to get through. Inhaling at the wrong moment is punishing but cut with a drop or two of water, this bottle sings.
Ive never seen such bold and massive flavor and this is becoming a very quick contender against the GTS crown. Wear a hazmat suit though, and maybe dont let this touch exposed skin.
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