GSN Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B522

Heaven Hill adds to the 2022 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof series with batch B522. The “B” stands for the second batch in an yearly A, B, C line. The “5” lists the month, May, while 22 denotes year. In other words, the second release of 2022, bottled in May. B522 is non-chill filtered and uncut and bottled at 121 proof.

GSN’s Remarks: The nose presents caramel creme, nutmeg, clove, sugared pecans and cinnamon. There is also a hefty dose of oak cask to tie everything together. Upon tasting, more of those elements speak out, along with cocoa, roasted coffee bean, young leather and mild ginger. Again, the oak encircles the disparate elements and binds them together. The finish is long, with fading notes of caramel hard candies, chocolate covered cherries and a touch of black licorice. Overall, a very sweet, candy-like release, with plenty of traditional bourbon character to please virtually any fan of the craft. GSN Rating: A

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