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Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 Years Old

Brand
Elijah Craig
Expression
Single Barrel 23 Years Old
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
23 years old
Abv
45.00%
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.heavenhill.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Opens with rich, dense, toffeed oak and no shortage of spicy rye battling against the sweet oak. A touch of lazy corn, treacle and dusty spice comes through.
Palate
Gentle fat corn and soft, toasted toffeed oak. Followed by a bullet of bitter, spicy rye. Yes, siree Bob! That rye definitely dominates bringing with it some tongue tingling spice!
Finish
Long with the rye becoming more herbal and the toasted caramel, toffee note becoming a little burnt. But, damn, those spices are bitter!
Comment
Well, this certainly doesn't lack personality!

Martine Nouet

86
Nose
Intense, balsamic with a deep exotic wood fragrance. Cedarwood, sandalwood. Turkish delight. Sour apple. A creamier note in the back. Coffee, toffee. Rich and complex.
Palate
Sweet at first then sour and spicy. Cranberries. More Turkish delight. Lots of liquorice. Drying on astringent oak notes. Dark chocolate.
Finish
Medium long. With a spicy tang. Ginger. Wood smoke and liquorice.
Comment
An old Bourbon with a good amount of rye in the mashbill? Elegant, intense and well structured.
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