Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch C919 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Elijah Craig 12yr Barrel Proof Batch C919

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    68.4%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: This one needs a bit of water to bring out honey and vanilla on the palate, while not taking anything away from the spices. The finish is long and spicy with a hint of oak.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Go in prepared and you will be rewarded with a refined drinking experience lodged firmly in the traditions that make bourbon the drink of choice for so many.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The palate is coating from front to back with pepper, caramel and char. With a little water, more melon and vanilla notes emerge.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All told it’s one of the strangest Elijah Craig releases in recent memory — and I mean that in a good way.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Back on track, I’m hella into this release. Excellent work, Heaven Hill. This is best in class, and tops the majority of recent releases to me. If they can release a few more like this, they'll be back to parity with Stagg Jr.
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  • Intro:

    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. This is Batch C919.

  • Nose:

    Rich oak, toffee, sweet caramel, tobacco and oak. Nice structure, ethanol in check, sweet and brittle-ish

  • Taste:

    Thick, rich, loaded with oak, toffee, tobacco and honey. Some orange peel, pepper, coriander and then it’s back to the dessert show. Vanilla bean, werthers caramels and rich musty sweets. I’m in.

  • Finish:

    Long, rich and powerful. Oak structure perfectly balances toffee, tobacco, caramel and oak.

  • Overall:

    Back on track, I’m hella into this release. Excellent work, Heaven Hill. This is best in class, and tops the majority of recent releases to me. If they can release a few more like this, they'll be back to parity with Stagg Jr.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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