Elijah Craig Small Batch Barrel Proof, B518

Elijah Craig Small Batch Barrel Proof, B518
WhiskyElijah Craig Small Batch Barrel Proof, B518
TypeBourbon
CaskAmerican Oak
Age12 years old
Abv66.7%
Rating 90/100
Reviews of Elijah Craig Small Batch Barrel Proof, B518
says on October 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Excellent Bourbon. You will want a back up one you buy one.

Nose

cherry, cinnamon. slightly sweet. alcohol not overpowering even though the high ABV.

Palate

velvet mouth feel. coats the mouth. oak, brown sugar, cinnamon.

Finish

sweet and long. Big Kentucky hug kicks in.

says on October 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Yes! I finally got one and this was amazing. I definitely want to find more of these in the wild and stock up. Top 10.

says on October 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnt umber

General description

The high proof of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (ECBP) B518 is definitely noticeable, but manageable as it carries blended flavors through rather than hiding them.

Distilled, and bottled by Heaven Hill
Age: 12 years
Non-chill filtered
Mash bill of 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% malted barley
Bottled at barrel proof 66.7% ABV (133.4 Proof)

The high proof of this bourbon presents a full mouthfeel which nicely cuts the sweetness.  The warming sensation on the tongue and throat helps merge the flavors together.  Be forewarned: holding this bourbon in the mouth for more than a few seconds deadens the sweetness and flavours.

Nose

The enjoyable bourbon aroma of rich buttery caramel wafts over heavy oak infused vanilla. There is a faint aire of caramelized apple pastry present as well.  The high proof is nicely subdued.

Palate

The caramel and vanilla sensed on the nose is there, but only on the fringes.  The tongue picks up intense cinnamon and a great deal of woodiness which fades to sweet and rich graham cracker pie crust.  There is a fair amount of dry bourbon burn owing to the high proof which tends to mask more subtle flavours.

Finish

ECBP B518 finishes with heat and a bold brown sugar sweetness, light vanilla and a heady woodiness.  While the finish is long and warm, considering the proof, this bourbon has much less burn than one might expect.

says on October 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Cherry cinnamon, and hot. Dry oak finish. Great bourbon one of my favorites

says on October 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Lot of heat up front. Mellows out after sitting for about 15 minutes.

says on September 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Very rich and sweet with notes of toffee, caramel, cherry and cinnamon. A bit hot but this is a heavy hitter so it's to be expected. An incredible bourbon for the price.

Nose

Wood, cherry, cinnamon

Palate

Rich buttery toffee, sweet, hot, smooth mouth feel, brown sugar, full bodied

Finish

Burnt caramel, leather, wood char

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