Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

Elijah Craig

12 Year Old Barrel Proof

(0.7l, 64%)

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OK lads … time to man-up … Elijah Craig 12 YO Barrel Proof clocks in at more than 67% ABV of liquid testosterone dragster fuel! 
Heaven Hill Distillers is unique. They are one of the oldest and largest Bourbon distillers in the world, they have the second largest standing inventory of aging Bourbon, and they have grow to become the seventh largest supplier of spirits in the US. BUT … they are still family owned. In fact, they are the only family-owned production house left in Kentucky. God bless the Shapira family!
The list of spirit brands owned and controlled by Heaven Hill is WAY too long to list here, but their three most famous are Even Williams Bourbon, Elijah Craig Bourbon, and their namesake Heaven Hill Whiskies. 
If you ask people in central Kentucky, they will tell you that good ‘ol Elijah Craig invented Bourbon. If you ask anywhere else … well, you will get a different answer. No need to pop their bubble here. Besides, you aren’t here to learn about Elijah Craig the man, you want to know about Elijah Craig the Whiskey, right? 
OK lads … time to man-up. The “normal” Elijah Craig Bourbon is a great, full flavored Bourbon bottled at a proper and manly 47% ABV. But this is “Barrel Proof” strength … the full octane liquid that the Whiskey Master sips right out of the barrel when he is doing his tastings (the BEST job ever!). That means that this nitro-burning dragster clocks in at more than 67% ABV. All the strength, all the flavor, no regrets. 
SmartAss Corner
The humongous Heaven Hill warehouses look like like they are being swallowed by “The Thing.” But the creeping black mildew climbing the sides of the buildings is “Baudoinia Compniacensis”—an alcohol-loving fungus common to distilleries, liquor warehouses, and bakeries that feeds on “the angels share” evaporating from the casks.


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  • Style
    Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Heaven Hill
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

dried fruit
toasty oak
black pepper
What does Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof taste like?

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Burnished Bronze  
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel apples and orange zest 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Butterscotch, cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper
Deeply layered and complex with a hint of mint at the end 
Ratings & Reviews
This literally made my mouth water. The nose was of brown sugar, and oak to me. I expected more of a burn from the high proof, but there was none of that. The color is a beautiful dark brown. For such a high proof (139.4 on the bottle I purchased), the flavors were not overwhelmed by the alcohol. I tasted notes of caramel and vanilla with a long spicy finish. I'm amazed by this Bourbon!
One of the best Barrel Proof whiskeys on the market, with an unbeatable price. Spicy, dark fruit flavors dominate.
So good for just slow sipping.
One of my favorites
Love it
Very good
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