Elijah Craig

21 Years Old

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 115
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Specifications
Brand: Heaven Hill, Elijah Craig
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Copper coins, a hint of metal polish, root vegetables and paraffin lamp wicks. Basically, the aroma of a Traders Outpost at the far reaches of the Klondike River.
Palate: Salty, with a large dose of pepper and sour cherries, plus a hint of parma violet and flat cola for good measure. This tastes distinctly old fashioned, like- wot-they-used-to-make.
Finish: Lingering notes of root beer, pepper and a metallic note.
Comment: It’s hard not to think of this being served by the shot in a rough and ready Western saloon somewhere in the late 1800s.
7.9
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Earthy notes of wet fallen leaves in Autumn with old copper and old oak. A hint of arnica gives some life to these deep aromas.
Palate: Pine and figs are apparent on the palate with the sort of botanical tones one would usually find in a spa.
Finish: Chocolate sponge cake with a side of vanilla custard, served on an old oak plate. A strange old dram.
Comment: Like a picnic in the woods but at the wrong time of year.
7.4
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Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
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