Elijah Craig Single Barrel
70cl / 47%
- Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Elijah Craig Single Barrel Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Rich, sweet and spicy: honey-drenched berry fruits with vanilla-toffee bonbons. There’s a tempting spiciness – clove and cinnamon – to balance the sweetness, along with candied fruit. Then more complex notes of woodspice, and barrel char, with a touch of creaminess and refreshing mint.
Palate: Beautifully balanced between the sweet notes of toffee and vanilla cream and the intense spicy notes of clove, cinnamon and a sprinkling of black pepper. Mouthfilling, complex and moreish.
Finish: The big spicy character lingers longest – nutty rye and black pepper dominate, with a hint of sweetness in the background.
Comment: Spicier than many bourbons, but with plenty of sweetness to balance things up, this is a class act that rewards slow sipping.