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Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Years Old

Brand
Elijah Craig Single Barrel
Expression
18 Years Old
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
18 years old
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
1998
Produced at
Heaven Hill Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.heavenhill.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
Astringent herbal rye with hints of manure, treacle, and juicy orange with corn oil beneath. Sweet violets, walnut shell, marzipan oak and coffeed spice.
Palate
Soft and juicy with more noticeable toasty oak and treacle but the herbal rye scythes through. Plenty of body and richness with hints of coffee, chocolate and almost salty notes.
Finish
Mouth-watering, vibrant and herbal with a little eau-de-vie indicating youth. Lovely dark chocolate and dried plumy fruit after-taste.
Comment
Now that has some serious character and an almost Knob Creek-like hardness.

Joel Harrison

86
Nose
Strong aromas of toffee popcorn, flat cola and red cherries. A classic Bourbon nose that is very inviting indeed. It isn't too powerful, which is nice.
Palate
A great start to the palate; the toffee popcorn coming to life, hints of cigar smoke and aged leather. The spices take time to appear but they are well integrated.
Finish
Some bitterness and spice (huge clove note), suggesting some rye content to this beauty.
Comment
A real beauty of a product; well balanced sweetness and spices. Gets my presidential vote.
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