Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey
Made in the same tradition as Elijah Craig’s other award-winning bourbons, this is without a shadow of a doubt, an essential experience for bourbon lovers. Uncut, straight from the barrel non-chill filtered, a splash of water opens the spirit nicely. The proof for each barrel varies from batch to batch, making each bottle unique. Ranging from 124.2 to 140.2 proof, the first letter of each batch number indicates which of that year’s releases the bottle was a part of. Beginning with “A,” the second digit determines the month the bottle was released, followed by the year.
With its rich notes of caramel, toasted oak, and fruit, this Elijah Craig Barrel Proof release is a two time Best Small Batch Bourbon Double Gold medal winner, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and received an Extraordinary/Ultimate Recommendation at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. It was just recently named Whisky of the Year by the Whisky Advocate.
Notes of caramel with toasted oak, fruit notes of apple and orange on the nose. Flavors of rich vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch, along with spices of black pepper & cinnamon at the back of the palate. The finish is nicely layered showcasing all flavors, fades slowly then lingers as it cools.