Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 yr

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    47%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is medium-length with sweet bourbon vanilla notes and hints of rye and char coming through a bit.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: There‚Äôs just the right amount of dried oak spice on the finish to round things out. Very good, solid, affordable bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: This is a classic example of a well rounded bourbon with few gimmicks. It benefited a lot from its age.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: More oak, less vanilla and a bit more wood. Much stronger, and there's less artificial sweetener notes.
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  • Intro:

    Heaven Hill recently removed the 12 year age statement from this product. This is the original 12 year age stated release.

  • Nose:

    More oak, less vanilla and a bit more wood. Much stronger, and theres less artificial sweetener notes.

  • Taste:

    More oak, with maple and vanilla in the backseat. Hot, but less noticeable.

  • Finish:

    Medium long, less hot and less offputting. In general, Ive only really experienced that odd sweetener note in products like MMCS46 but its here a little as well. Im just thankful its not present in ECBP.

  • Overall:

    Still not my cup of tea. While the change in the NAS was noticeable, neither product are my preferred experience. Too oaky and dry.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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