Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch 7 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch 7

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    64%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is chewy and long with good spices that fade slowly and a slight dryness. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It showed a slightly different character and water brought out some nice toasty notes that I really enjoyed.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Excellent, but less impressive than an earlier batch
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: A little bit of burnt char on the body and it finishes with a fruit and spice after taste and a nice lingering burn. Definitely not the best of the bunch, but far from the worst either.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This one has a lot more oak and a bit less cherry and vanilla.
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  • Intro:

    This is a moderately elusive release from Elijah Craig, which is Heaven Hill distillate bottled at cask strength.

  • Nose:

    I dont mean to seem redundant but this is the best possible outcome. Nose on this batch is like the first batches - very similar to #5. Delicious, heavy handed on the molasses, vanilla and brown sugar notes with a hint of cherry.

  • Taste:

    Still a tiny bit hot, but very much a relief from the hazmat. Delicious and complex. Cherries up front with cola and vanilla riding hard in the back. Molasses, some more dark chocolate like cocoa.

  • Finish:

    Long but very mild - even in waves where I tried this one first it still seemed very mild and palatable neat, so its not just shining by comparison to the hotter batches. This one has a lot more oak and a bit less cherry and vanilla. Starts to feel a bit more like the usual dark chocolate oaky EC profile. Im not sure if I love it as much though since I did enjoy that cherry and cola on the finish.

  • Overall:

    Its good. Its great. What more can I say? A little below the others but still an exceptional bourbon.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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