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Elijah Craig Small Batch

  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: A simple and enjoyable crowd pleaser, and smaller sibling to the Barrel Proof
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is medium-length with fading spices and touches of vanilla, caramel, and oak.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The new standard-grade Elijah Craig doesn’t have that kind of power, but it’s also a less expensive and more accessible bourbon. Taking all that into account, it’s definitely still worth a look.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Elijah Craig Small Batch definitely has a strong oaky backbone to the aroma and smells like some older bourbon is in there, which makes sense if the story of it being made from 8-12 year old barrels is true. The palate has a similar delivery and gives off some nice oaky notes, but lacks the depth of a well matured bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: An overall pleasant bourbon with a solid length to the finish for the price. Enjoyable as a daily go-to bourbon, and it's also a nice proof to enjoy on the rocks or in a cocktail.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: n its current state and time, it’s exactly what it needs to be. Classic bourbon flavors of sweet vanilla and mellowed oak with a welcoming amount of heat are the quintessential bourbon characteristics.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not my cup of tea. Too dry and oaky and that odd artificial sweetener taste is not great.
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  • Intro:

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

  • Nose:

    Oak, vanilla and a lot of woody maple. Odd artificial note. Artificial fruit / sweetener?

  • Taste:

    Vanilla and oak. Not a whole lot of maple. Hot and mildly astringent.

  • Finish:

    Short, hot and odd Splenda note makes a return with some light fruitiness.

  • Overall:

    Not my cup of tea. Too dry and oaky and that odd artificial sweetener taste is not great.

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