Elijah Craig 12

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.

Elijah Craig 12Sniff:
A really big kick of corn, as you get with some bourbons. Sweet corn, mostly. Apart from that mostly caramel, honey and sponge cake. Fairly straight forward and simple for a bourbon.

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.

Elijah Craig 12, 47%, +/- € 39 / £ 33.
Available, amongst others at de Whiskykoning and Master of Malt


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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3 Responses to Elijah Craig 12

  1. Bas says:

    Ik heb de 18yo hier open staan . Zal ik je nog een eens sample sturen om op je gemak te recenseren?

  2. Gaarne! Doe ik een sample Basil Haiden retour, zodra ik die openmaak..

  3. Pingback: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, 134.2 proof | Malt Fascination

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