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.
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.
Check out our previous review of ECBPB No. A117 here.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No. B517 (124.2 proof)
Visual: Deep harvest amber.
Nose: Dusky, autumnal corn sweetness with a high almost wine-like top note. Light on char, but rich in character. Chewy and down to earth.
Taste: A lot of flavor in the mid-range with flavorful and well-balanced oak and corn, touched with hesitant spiciness and fruit. Hearty and warming with a lot going for it. A fine sipper.
Finish: Medium long with some clove and prune coming through towards the end.
Overall: An excellent bourbon which to my palate slightly exceeds the first 2017 release in craft. Recommended.
GSN Rating: A
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