What’s your favorite Elijah Craig Barrel Proof release?

Over the years we have had several with each having their own special qualities. Big Chief was able to grab a bottle of Elijah Craig c921 in Shreveport, Louisiana and wow it didn’t disappoint.

Elijah Craig was a Baptist Preacher who founded a distillery in Kentucky around 1789. Some have claimed that he is the father of bourbon whiskey but that has been disproved.

We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review.    Be sure to check out the latest podcast episode on your favorite platform.  Cheers!

Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C921

Vital Stats: Elijah Craig has a mashbill of 78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, 10% Rye and is 12 years old. It is 120.2 proof and has an MSRP of $65.

Appearance: Standard Elijah Craig bottle with dark mahogany bourbon inside.

Nose: Lots of deep oak. Walnut brownies with sweet raisins. Tobacco and worn oak.

Palate: Very buttery with layers of fudge brownie and light cherries. Cinnamon gummy bears with lots of spice. The baking cabinet is there.

Finish: Long with a deep Kentucky hug.

Overall: This is a fireplace whiskey for those deep winter nice when the snow is coming down. It’s a buy all day long and we never pass up a bottle at retail.

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