Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Release 14) B517 - 62.1% 124.2 Proof, bottled in May 2017 uncut, straight from the barrel without chill filtering. This release won Whisky Advocate’s 2017 Whisky of the Year and was featured in the Winter 2017 magazine issue.
Big oak, chocolate cherries, dark chocolate, and cola. Sugary vanilla frosting with saw dust, leather, and toffee.
Huge wave of vanilla, toffee, and caramel followed by oak spice and orange peel as it sits on the tongue. Drinks below its proof, but still has a satisfying ethanol burn.
Toffee and rye spice on the back of the tongue, then dry oak and earthy tannins. Long and warming.