Uncut, straight from the barrel without chill filtering, the nose, taste, and finish created by twelve years of aging are preserved in their simplest form with Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. Each Barrel Proof release is a unique proof, because it is made from an authentic and unaltered batch of 200 barrels or less. All releases have a unique identifying four-digit code, found on the label beginning in January of 2017. The digits indicate the bottle’s release order and date, so you can easily track the Barrel Proof you’re enjoying.
This release C917 is the third and last released in 2017. With the success of this program, I’m sure we can look forward to many more Barrel Proof Batches in the years to come.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No. C917 (131 proof)
Visual: Golden brown.
Nose: Rich malt entwined with heavy oak/char. Intense and evocative of a rickhouse.
Taste: With some water to soften the blow of the barrel proof, the flavors open into a melange of sweet wood, sea salt caramel, roasted ears of corn and young saddle leather. A lovely taste of a late autumn day in Louisville, KY.
Finish: Medium-long, with a warm sweet elegance that relaxes the palate and eases the soul.
Overall: Another sure-fire winner from the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof project. Gotta collect them all now!
GSN Rating: A
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