Elijah Craig 23 Year Old Single Barrel

Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 45%
Score: 92 points

Elijah Craig 23-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon. Image courtesy Heaven Hill. 23-year-old Bourbons are hard to find, and often taste like an oak tree when they do turn up. This is an exception…there’s definitely an oakiness to the nose, but it’s still smooth and sweet with notes of caramel, vanilla, leather, and tobacco. The taste has a good oakiness, but it doesn’t overwhelm the notes of cinnamon, chili powder, caramel, vanilla, and honey that complement the oakiness with a good balance and help make this whiskey aromatic and warm on the palate. The finish is warm and lingering with subtle spices, honey, vanilla, and of course, a touch of oak. (September, 2014)

Mark GillespieSeptember 29, 20140 comments

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