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.