Elijah Craig

12 Years Old Barrel Proof

ABV 67.6%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Expression: 12 Years Old Barrel Proof
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 67.6%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 159
Tasting notes
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: A serious nasal workout, with sea salt and cider crisps, cola cubes, acrylic paint and roasted pistachios. Pumpkin pie, steamed milk and peanut butter develop over time.
Palate: Surprisingly there are floral notes of lavender, parma violets and rose water at the forefront that heat up into notes of tobacco syrup, candied jalapeños and rosemary roast potatoes.
Finish: A hot and floral explosion, a buttery texture creating length.
Comment: At Grandma’s house for Sunday roast and Turkish Delight.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Big, huge and pretty powerful, full on fresh oak and rich creamy coffee. Underneath there’s more sweetness with maple syrup and caramel pennies.
Palate: Pretty big again and punchy, the alcohol hits home. Intense flavours of oak, caramel pennies, milk chocolate and apple pie with powdered cinnamon.
Finish: That spiced heat lingers like chilli oil. The oak grips and goes on for ages.
Comment: Big and punchy for sure, the nose doesn’t show the ABV, but the palate certainly does. Lovely.
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