Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon

(0.75l, 62.1% may vary)


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$119.99
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Ohhh the wonders of Bourbon...

An hour away from Louisville there's a lovely town of Bardstown where almost a century ago two brothers decided to make Whiskey. Right after Prohibition they set up shop and became the largest family-owned distillery in America in just a few decades. Heaven Hill Distillery is still owned by the Shapira family and they have no intentions to stop making the best Bourbon. Two Master Distillers, Denny Potter and Jodie Filiatreau, combine their experience and knowledge for the magic of Whiskey-making and produce critically acclaimed Spirits that amaze every Whiskey lover.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon, named Whisky of the year 2017 by Whisky Advocate is an experience of Bourbon in its purest form, uncut and straight from the cask. Aged for long 12 years in new charred oak barrels, every Whisky is in danger of being dominated by the oak flavor. But a sip of Elijah Craig brings forth phenomenal flavors and glamorous aromas. It's Bourbon at its apex and it will definitely offer you a big warm Kentucky Hug. Get two bottles: one to share with your seasoned friends, and one for yourself alone. Let your first sip be straight and taste the magic, then add a few drops of water and fine-tune the flavor.

There are wonders to be revealed in life. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    62.1% may vary
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    New charred oak barrels

Flavor Spiral™

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vanilla
caramel
cinnamon
toasted oak
fruit
butterscotch
toasted
apple
orange
What does Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel and toasted oak on the nose with fruit notes of apple and orange.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavor accompanied by wonderful hints of black pepper and cinnamon.

Finish
Long finish reveling in all flavors.
Ratings & Reviews
Burton
Burton,
This is a powerful, flavor packed dram. Baked brown sugar, caramel and cinnamon on the nose. Nice oily feel in the mouth. Lots of heat and chest warming. The high ABV fuels a lot of traditional bourbon flavors. Nicely done.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Probably the best cast/barrel proof I have even tasted. Traditional flavors with dates, plums, and a nice long finish.
 
S
S,
Nice and smooth great flavor
 
Paige
Paige,
Holy Barrel Proof! What a quality bourbon this is! For starters, it is absolutely spicy on the nose but not so much it masks the vanilla and caramel. I also got traces of cherry too. The high proof spice lingers on the palette but notes of oak and toasted marshmallow follow with grace. After a dram of this neat, I added 6.25mL of water to my next 1.5oz pour and let sit for a few minutes.This is where it became even more interesting... Naturally, the spiciness cooled down but cinnamon and other fruits became abundant on the palette while more oak and brown sugar sweetness lingered on a medium long finish. Hands down one of my favorite Barrel Proof bourbons at the moment. Do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle, or two!
 
james
james,
strong,but smooth taste,great mouthfeel and med. to long finish! paid $65,not bad for a much in demand sip.
 
guest
guest,
solid, reliably good BP whiskey, but not sure why flaviar is asking 100$ over typical store prices.
 
Adam
Adam,
Sweet start. Strong finish. The bite at the end of every drink is worth the $60 the bottle costs. Barrel proof is the way to go.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Loved the strong taste and lasting impact of the bourbon. Great for sipping and enjoyed it being in your face the entire time.
 
william
william,
great go to whiskey at a more than reasonable price
 
Julius
Julius,
Amazing taste. LOL at the $147 price on here. I’ve never paid more than $75 for a bottle and as low as $60. The prices on here are a joke sometimes.
 
John
John,
Elijah Craig has long been a favorite and the barrel proof is the winner overall in the line. It does however not stand up to other barrel proofs that have more flavor for less cost. It is still smooth and delicious, just not a favorite at the price point.
 
Scott
Scott,
One of my favorites, both on the nose and the flavor. The prices on here are a joke though. I've never paid more than $65, and Flaviar wants more than double that.
 
Gavin
Gavin,
Lol @ the $210 price. It’s delicious, but it’s an $80 tops.
 
brandon
brandon,
When you need that little kick. Strong grains and sweet introduction. Subtle end.
 
Tom
Tom,
Very enjoyable but there are better out there for a much better price in my opinion. Glad I got to try it but I see this the same as Johnny Walker Blue, it will not be a bottle I have to have again.
 
John
John,
Having had different batches, I can say without a doubt that the previous ones were truer to the flavor wheel and description. They were exceptional and leaving me wanting nothing else. The newer batch has more "heat" and much less of the caramel/vanilla/butterscotch overtones. Candidly, it lacks the character I appreciated of the other. Still good, but...
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Too much heat for my preferences.
 
Richard
Richard,
Delicious, I tried original Elijah Craig some time ago and was leery about trying the barrel strength because I did not find it very pleasing but I have now found another favorite. It has lots of character from the wonderfully smooth sweet spicy start to the peppery hot finish. Keeps me wanting more.
 
Charles
Charles,
Try and you'll be hooked
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Too strong to enjoy any flavor or other characteristics of the drink.
 
RICHARD
RICHARD,
Excellent. Good burn but nice and mellow.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Another bench mark. Medium flavor toasted oak spice and caramel
 
Christina
Christina,
Had the famed second batch from 2017. A powerful drink with a mega spice bomb. Many flavors to find in the nose. You almost need to warm up to this proof with a weaker bourbon to start.
 
Barry
Barry,
Very good flavor. Smooth and nice finish.
 
Chad
Chad,
A beautifully smooth sweet almost syrupy feel. I enjoy this fine spirit when celebrating life.
 
Curtis
Curtis,
Great bourbon, has a little robost in it from the barrel, but all around excellent for the cabinet!!
 
Michael
Michael,
Amazing. This, along with Russell's Reserve Single Barrel, are probably the closest I have found to rival the complexity and sheer strength of George T. Stagg. And this one edges out Russell's due to the higher proof. I love the oaky, leathery, and brilliantly-spicy palate.
 
Lee
Lee,
Over an ice block this is very pretty. Tried neat and it was way too hot for my taste.
 
Brett
Brett,
Smooth, simple.
 
guest
guest,
Had it in a old fashioned and it was awesome
 
Ronald
Ronald,
My daily dram. perfect for straight
 
Donald
Donald,
Very tasty, wonderful aroma.
 
Michael
Michael,
Love it. Very smooth.
 
Steve
Steve,
I have a couple of bottles of the B517 bottling and I have tried a couple other bottlings. They are all excellent and if you like the regular small batch and barrel proof bourbons this is a nice step up.
 
Ben
Ben,
Classic Bourbon with a lot of heat. To me, the heat was overpowering with certain meals and wouldn’t be able to enjoy as much as something else.
 
jordan
jordan,
One of the best barrel proofs out there. Try it neat first, you won't regret it!
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Almost the perfect drink. Has that great vanilla, caramel note at the start. I really like the buttery, almost fruity finish with some heat on the finish. If you add a little water it calms the heat and gives it very smooth finish.
 
Scott
Scott,
I see another wrote, "Excellent, but not for the faint of heart." That's absolutely true. At the same time, adding an ice cube/a bit of water it opens up to an amazingly smooth & drinkable bourbon. Nice sweet finish.
 
Rory
Rory,
Without ice it is fire down your throat. Add a little ice and a little water and the flavor opens up. Once diluted it tends to come off pretty sweet and easy to approach.
 
chris
chris,
Excellent, but not for the faint of heart.
 
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