Elijah Craig

Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon

ABV 63.6%
REVIEWED Issue 168
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Specifications
Brand: Elijah Craig, Heaven Hill
Expression: Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 63.6%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 168
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: After the initial alcohol hit, it settles into bold spices, cinnamon, clove and roast chillies, then it moves into fresh oak. Apple pie and custard. A little caramel chocolate sauce.
Palate: Chocolate-coated peanuts and raisins. Dried coconut, golden syrup and turmeric-soaked oats. Toasted maple syrup, a little bacon meatiness and vanilla-laced coffee grounds as well.
Finish: A huge fruitiness develops with lemon zest. Spices flow in and then slowly dissipate.
Comment: Take your time over this one, and think of bluegrass fields.
9.4
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Dark and rummy, with piles of sticky raisins, dried berries and baking spice. Treacle toffee and maple syrup drenched over a steamed vanilla sponge pudding.
Palate: A thick, sticky texture rich with molasses, treacle, cinnamon and dark chocolate. It’s a bit too fiery without water, which reveals fruits like dried morello cherries and blackberries.
Finish: Dark and sweet with plenty of spice.
Comment: A monster of a Bourbon, it turns to the dark side of the flavour spectrum.
8.5
Visit the distillery
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
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