Elijah Craig

12 Years Old

ABV 47%
REVIEWED Issue 10
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Specifications
Brand: Elijah Craig
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 47%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 10
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Just about nudging perfection: salty but balanced infused with delicate fruity notes.
Palate: Rye hits every corner of the mouth: light oils and myriad oaky, complex notes to the roof.
Finish: Slow build up of slightly molassed sweetness and vanilla leaves a lingering, smoky, phenolic finale.
Comment: This (along with Evan Williams 12) is the finest whisky from the house of Heaven Hill.
9.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Real bourbon vanilla, with a touch of candy-store sweetness.
Palate: Firm, malty, sweet. Some malty fruitiness (apricot?). A suggestion of cilantro.
Finish: Liquorice. Rooty.
Comment: Less structured than might be expected in a 12 Years Old, but a perilously drinkable, appetising bourbon.
7.8
Visit the distillery
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
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