Since the new year I’ve started to finish my already opened samples. By now there were quite a few and they will definitely not improve over time in those tiny bottles. I had this Elijah Craig 12 left over from a Bourbon bottle-share from last year. I tried the 18 year old earlier at a tasting at De Whiskykoning but wasn’t overly thrilled with that one.
Hot chili peppers, but that corn sweetness is also present on the palate. Quite a bit of burn, more than expected. The palate starts a bit thin but gets more thick and syrupy after you let it swim for a bit.
A short finish, and fairly simple again. No new flavors but every that you’d expect to be present is.
While I detest the term ‘a session whisky’, this is one. If you try to fully assess and review it, it’s a tad simple, but there’s nothing to complain about either.