GSN Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No. A117


Uncut, straight from the barrel without chill filtering, the nose, taste, and finish created by twelve years of aging are preserved in their simplest form with Elijah Craig barrel Proof. You can enjoy Elijah Craig much the same way our Master Distillers do when they sample straight from the barrel in our Kentucky rickhouses. Or, add water to reduce the proof to where you want it.

Each Barrel Proof release is a unique proof, because it is made from an authentic and unaltered batch of 200 barrels or less.

All releases have a unique identifying four-digit code, found on the label beginning in January 2017. The digits indicate the bottle’s release order and date, so you can easily track the Barrel Proof you’re enjoying.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof – Batch No. A117 (127 proof)
Visual: Tarnishing copper.
Nose: Quite wood forward.  More subtle notes of fresh saddle leather, drying straw, rough sawn oak wood, and a touch of smokey creosote on the very top. A very tight and intense presentation.
Taste: With a splash of water, the flavor is remarkably smooth and almost creamy. Certainly there is some heat and corn sweetness here, but it is a low rumble.  This bourbon has a lot of bass notes and a darkness that lends a sensibility of the genteel.
Finish: Medium long with a lovely caramel finish.
Overall: A killer bourbon that only gets better as a cube of ice integrates into the glass.  What starts out as a powerhouse of intensity, slowly becomes a soft, warm evening by the hearth in a glass.  Very well done.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Elijah Craig

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