Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch #8 Review

This is batch 8 in the ECBP series from Heaven Hill which consists of uncut/unfiltered 12 year expressions. This particular batch is bottled at 69.9% ABV.

Nose: Blackberry jam, brown sugar, black cherry, lemongrass, cinnamon, and fresh oak. Fruity and light overall.

Palate: Heat hits hard up front with lemon curd topped with blueberries, vanilla, oak turns a bit heavier with some added funk.

Finish: Heat lingers and remains strong washing out most other notes except for the oak.

Rating: 85/100 – A nice barrel proof bruiser that keeps in line quality-wise with the rest of the ECBP batches.

Value for the money: These typically retail anywhere between $45-$65, and I think they make excellent buys at that valuation.

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