Elijah Craig

12 Years Old Barrel Proof

ABV 67.6%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Brand: Elijah Craig
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.
Visit the distillery
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
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