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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon C917 Tasting notes and reviews

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon C917

Brand
Elijah Craig
Expression
Barrel Proof Bourbon C917
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
65.00%
Availability
Worldwide

Mark Newton

75
Nose
Surprisingly approachable for the strength, but many avours trapped: elderberries, dark chocolate, Turkish Delight. Lashings of vanilla.
Palate
The cherries dominate, with cranberry sauce, blackberries and raspberries masked by some overpowering, cloying tannins – it’s too woody – with spearmint and fennel liberated by water.
Finish
Short, spicy, with cinnamon and cre?me bru?le?e.
Comment
A bit bland, brutish, blunt whisky, but nice enough.

Rob Allanson

83
Nose
Big, bold and yet pretty easy on the nose. An explosion of rose water, dark chocloate and fresh cut vanilla pods. A touch of cherry pie and custard too. But a twist of fresh cut peonies waits just at the end.
Palate
Pretty much follows on from the nose, the high ABV doesn't really make its presence felt. All the dark fruits abound. Plenty of wood derived tannins and vanilla notes here too.
Finish
Punchy with all those fruits and hints of spice leaving a mark.
Comment
A st wrapped in oral velvet.
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