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Overall rating
82.31/100
votes
230
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
New American White Oak
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
240-3429
Barcode
40624402
Added on
04 Sep 2010 1:55 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 92.02

17 × in wishlist

230 × member ratings

601 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Elijah Craig 12-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.31 points

  1. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Ever since the change of labels from the complete elliptic one to the newer one with the straight line at the bottom, this bourbon has changed quite a bit. It probably has to do with the fact that this instance happened just around the time when the first barrel proof expressions from Elijah Craig 12yo hit the shelves, as there was obviously more money to make than with this standard 12yo expression.
    And it feels, and not just a bit, as this later bottling is almost completely devoid of any fruit characteristics (I really miss this intense and deep plum/prune note this used to have) and has way less proper cinnamon aromas than it's predecessor, and this rich and deep oak note this used to have, has turned into some kind of plankish dusty note.
    Don't get me wrong, it's still an alright bourbon, but the phrase 'It's not what it used to be' very much fits here as well.
    • Nose
      quite plankish at first, cardboard, back of an old cupboard, dark oak notes, very dark toffee, some molasses, some treacle, very old cinnamon powder that has very much lost it's mojo, cocoa powder, dried coconut grates, overall really woody and dry, but kind of bold
    • Taste
      dry and oaky arrival, at first spices develop, sour dough, a hint of prune, a little cinnamon, coconut grates, all the flavours revolve around a plankish/cardboardy oakiness, the balance's there, it has a good body with depth, but something's amiss.
    • Finish
      coconut shavings in cocoa, a little cinnamon, a cardboardy/plankish oak note, medium to long.

  2. Rien scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Wolv scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. Archer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. granella2003 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Furtia scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. davidloosli scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Orange liqueur, vanilla, tea leafs, delicious caramel, maple sirup, spearmint bubblegum, Medjool dates
    • Taste
      mouth coating, caramel sirup, a nice tingling from the spicyness, caramelised ananas, light bitterness (burned sugar), a little cacao powder
    • Finish
      A hint of coffee notes, woody flavours, caramel and vanilla sirup

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