This is a restaurant barrel selection of Elijah Craig 12 (selected by now defunct restaurant Ink & Elm). It’s bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose: Strong yeast and rye bread up front, slightly muted overall but becomes a bit buttery and sweeter after a few minutes
Palate: Heavy rye/oak combo at first with a slightly pepper fresh baked bread.
Finish: As oak mellows out, rye begins to shine. Rather dry overall, but lasts a long time.
Rating: 83/100 – A solid EC12, but leaves something to be desired.
Value for the money: Since this restaurant went under, I doubt these bottles will be spotted anywhere, but I wouldn’t value it more than a regular EC12.