Have you ever sipped on Elijah Craig Barrel Proof ?
If you haven’t your missing out. Heaven Hill Distillery sent us a bottle of their newest release of the highly coveted bourbon ECBP C922 and on this week’s bourbon review episode we let you know our thoughts.
Reverend Elijah Craig was a Baptist preacher, an educator, and an entrepreneur who built the first paper and wool mills in Georgetown, Kentucky. However, for all his industries, it was his gift as a distiller and an innovator that brought him his greatest acclaim. Building his distillery in 1789 in what today is Woodford County.
The Elijah Craig Barrel Proof began in 2013 with three batches released every year. The batch number on the label provides specific information about each batch. The first letter indicates the order of the release for that year, starting with “A.” The first number represents the month of the release. The third and fourth digits indicate the year.
We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review. Be sure to listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform for more information. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C922
Vital Stats: This is a 12 year old bourbon whiskey and we believe the mashbill to be 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley. This expression is 124.8 proof and has an MSRP of $69.99.
Appearance: The standard Elijah Craig bottle with dark amber bourbon inside.
Nose: Dark, rich with sorghum molasses and tobacco. A little cow tail candy with chocolate and cream. Light oak and caramel sweetness and cherries without the vanilla. We are sure there is a bourbon soaked pecan in there.
Palate: Wow, there is a Kentucky wildcat trapped in this bottle letting you feel it’s power with its spice. Fried cherry pie with heavy cinnamon. A little dryer than other releases. It’s got a lot of oak with some earthiness and candied pecans. There’s some ginger snap cookie with its tingling spice.
Finish: Long with a Kentucky Wildcat hug.
Overall: This is an amazing barrel proof bourbon that needs to be sipped on slowly. It’s Bold with a complexity that can appreciated by the fire in the depths of winter. It’s a buy for us all day long. Cheers