Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch B519, B521 and A121) 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey
To sip Barrel Proof is to experience Bourbon in its purest form: uncut, straight from the barrel, and without chill filtering. Each bottle is labeled with its unique proof and batch number; but the nose, taste, and finish are pure Elijah Craig.
UNDERSTANDING THE LABEL
Each batch of Barrel Proof contains an uncut selection of 12-year-old Bourbon bottled straight from the barrel. As a result, each batch varies by proof. 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.
The nose will knock you off your feet. Lots of rye, barrel, heath bar and leather. The palate is ridiculously viscous, with cinnamon candies, rye, barrel, roasted vanilla bean and chocolate.
COLOR: Deep amber
AROMA: Caramel with toasted oak, fruit notes of apple and orange
TASTE: Rich vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch along with spices of black pepper & cinnamon at the back of the palate
FINISH: Nicely layered showcasing all flavors, fades slowly then lingers as it cools
PROOF: Varies with each batch; past batches have ranged from 128.0 to 140.2 proof
|Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch B519, B521 and A121) 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey