Elijah Craig

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

ABV 63.3%
REVIEWED Issue 170
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Expression: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 63.3%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 170
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Things start with milk chocolate, runny caramel and oak spice, then French toast and vanilla-flavoured pancakes topped with fresh blueberries.
Palate: Though surprisingly tame for such a high strength, with more chocolate, caramel and a touch of spice, water brings out a fragrant fruitiness in banana chips and blueberry purée.
Finish: Ending on a spicy note with buttered corn and lightly done toast.
Comment: A solid breakfast Bourbon, but I would add water, and definitely serve it alongside pancakes.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Opens up with plenty of sweetness, apricot and almond croissants, fresh brioche buns and toffee wafers. There’s dark fruits here, plum jam and blackcurrant cordial.
Palate: Follows the nose nicely with those dark fruits leading the way. Then it’s the turn of warm buttered muffins and a little spicy edge.
Finish: It has a wonderful aromatic note to it as it dries slowly.
Comment: A stonking Bourbon; that ABV doesn’t seem to register at all.
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