Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch #9 Review

This is batch #9 in the ECBP series. It’s aged for 12 years and bottled at 67.8% ABV.

Nose: Almonds and rich yeast – almost Beam levels of yeastiness. Cherry compote, french vanilla, and notes of corn chowder.

Palate: Very sweet with loads of caramel and brown sugar with some almond tart and roasted peanuts.

Finish: Very dry and very short with oak and dry roasting herbs.

Rating: 88/100 – Drinks way easier than expected given the high proof – great nose, but lackluster finish holds it back a bit.

Value for the money: ECBP typically retails around $45-60 depending on market, and they usually make a great buy for that money. I wouldn’t pay any kind of secondary prices on this older batch though, as they’re consistent enough, I’d be happy to just buy whatever latest batch you can find available.

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