I'm now going on my third bottle of Elijah since my first encounter. I've been hunting for a superior whiskey and will pay as much as twice what Elijah will cost and can't find anything that compares.
- MCS, 14th Nov '12
Bought this from TWE a couple of weeks back and it's the best bourbon I've had by some distance.
Nose - Dried fruit and cola
Taste - Rich dark chocolate, butter and oak
Finish - Mild spice & warmth
- Jon, 19th Aug '12
If you enjoy the 12 year old Elijah Craig, you must buy the 18 year old bourbon whiskey.This is superior! A bit smokier in taste,and is smooth to the taste.
- anonymous, 12th Mar '12
A fantastic Bourbon and probably my favourite in and around this price range.
I'm a novice when it comes to describing this fine liquor but I will say it has a beautiful nose, great taste and a smooth finish that belies it's strength.
Got this for Chrimbo along with a Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban and Elijah wins hands down but maybe that's down to my preference for Bourbon over scotch.
- Darren, 1st Feb '12
Fantastic value for money. Great bourbon.
- Gordon Reeves, 15th Jan '12
In my opinion one of the best bourbons for it's price range and certainly a must have on those cold lonely winter nights. It has such a nice matured oak taste with hints of spices and caramel and is quite sharp on the palate that reminds you that you're drinking a classic whiskey. Will certainly be buying again.
- anonymous, 3rd Jan '12
I'm usually a Scotch drinker, but my late father enjoyed bourbon, and this became his favorite after I bought him his first bottle a dozen or so years ago. Smooth, flavorful, and quite nicely priced. When I drink bourbon, I drink Craig, usually neat, but on occasion with a tear or two in remembrance of dad.
- Harry Baltimore, Maryland, 18th Nov '11
Have had 3 bottles since my first back In August,,,I do share
its so smooth i love it, trouble is so does everybody else
- Vic Probets, 15th Nov '11
This was given to me by my Son in law to be on the occasion of his wedding to my Daughter ...it was a lovely surprise,i like bourbon but never tasted this one before well what another pleasant surprise this was, a wonderful smooth tasting bourbon so good i have just ordered another
- Vic Probets, 25th Aug '11
I love this, it's the first bourbon i tried and i still love it. One of my favorite drinks of all time.
- anonymous, 19th Aug '11
Nose: cola, brown suger, cinnamon, oak, caramel, smokey char, juicey sweet corn, new york cheese cake, leather.Palate: Sweet buttery, caramel, cola, arrival with a smooth and spicey development that reveals smoke and burnt suger with a lovely warming finish. Mark: 90/100 Remarkable dram for the price!
- anonymous, 29th Jul '11
My first bourbon and greatly enjoyed it, and went thru the bottle rather quickly. I will definately buy another bottle
- That guy roscoe, 27th Apr '11
This one is absolutely amazing. From time to time i like to experiment with different drams. Usually stick to my scotch but this one is a beauty. And the price!...
- dasir, 20th Sep '10
truly world class. a joy with every mouthfull.
- mighty quaid, 7th Mar '10
One guy mentioned the barrel overpowered this fine bourbon, I agree the taste of wood and oak is prominent in this bourbon, but I see that as a plus. If you dont want infused taste then go for a younger model, or indeed scotch. I find the nose is strong oak, the taste is mild caramel and a strong rye edge, I detected fruit in there somewhere. The burn was minimal. Very enjoyable.
- Richard Murfin, 25th Jan '10
Super super stuff - only thing better than the smell is the taste.......
- Moles Friend, 17th Dec '09
Ive tried many bourbons and agree with Jim Murray and the vast majority of the other comments on this site.This is an excellent whiskey.Every time my local specialist off licence obtains a supply of Elijah Craig thet sell out if it within days.
- Michael ,Belfast, 19th Jul '09
Only a recent convert from from Cider..Drank things like Jack Daniel's..But i tried this and bough a bottle straight away...wow what a Bourbon this is, very clean flavor..and very easy on the nose..Would buy this all the time now.
- Michael (Newcastle), 6th Jun '09
in contrast to the other customer reviews, and Jim Murray, I thought this bourbon was very poor. it has been overpowered by the barrel and has a strong oak flavour and smell. jim beam small batch, which i was comparing it with was the clear winner. much better balanced. I could not recommend this bourbon to anyone because of its character which is extremely hard to approach. I am an on the rocks drinker, and although this bourbon has a lot of body, and a long finish, its character is terrible.
- anonymous, 22nd Jan '09
A true classic and in my opinion the bench mark for all bourbons at the £20-25 price. Been my personal staple for the last 18 months and compared to any "commercially recognised" bourbons, it is simply a different class. Carmel and vanilla hints await, simply brilliant