Elijah Craig Barrel Proof - Release #14

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
12 years old
Charred New American Oak Barrels
Batch B517
62.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 apr 2021 8:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 134.21

4 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Elijah Craig Barrel Proof - Release #14

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.22 points.

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Powerful and spicy, and first of all a bourbon, not the easiest thing for me to rate.

    Review: https://youtu.be/d4e6fpM12u0
    • Nose
      78 78
      Molasses, very ripe plums, musty and damp wooden cabinet, bourbon vanilla, overripe red apple, toffee, prunes.
    • Taste
      82 82
      This would be better off on the rocks, I think. It's quite dry, but on the palate it's also really sweet. Very spicy, new oak spices and dryness, freshly cut grass juice bitterness, wood juices. Refined white sugar sweetness, rolls off quite quickly and just leaves the dryness and the spices. Second chew brings nicer notes of apple brandy and light toffee, but the spices are getting increasingly aggressive. Third chew is better, fuller, but it's so spicy and alcohol aggressive that my lips are going numb. The texture is thicker and sweetness is better balanced, while bitterness has come down a bit. Spices are still explosive, though.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Ripe red apples, toffee, lots of wood spices, ginger, oak, and a very fragrant note lingers.

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 10 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    One of the best bourbons!!!
    The rating refers to an alcohol content of approx. 52%
    • Nose
      Vanilla , red and dark fruits ( cherries , plums ) , caramel in the background
    • Taste
      Vanilla , Brown Sugar , Caramel , Oak , Spicy , Dark Fruits
    • Finish
      Long and spicy

  4. Canucks89 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Colour: Dark amber golden.
    Smell: Very closed. Light alcohol. Cherry. Vanilla.
    Taste: Very spicy. Light cherry.
    Aftertaste: Long. Lots of cherries. Wood spicy.

  5. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Don Cassi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts with a full broadside of maple syrup and some glue. In addition, there is some chocolate and caramel.

    Very intense, full and round in the mouth, the alcohol is nowhere near as strong as expected but pushes spicy caramel notes into the palate.

    The finish is followed by a flood of rose blossom hand cream and lilac soap, which are replaced by chocolate, caramel, a little orange and fresh wood.
    Length: 5/10

    Intense, characterful bourbon with a nice mixture of sweetness and spice.

    Grade: 2+

  7. claymore84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 01-02-2020.

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    malthead.org: 90 points

  10. detachedblue scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Ok, very decent Bourbon, fresh grapes, grape skins, sweet, fresh and clean
    • Taste
      Rich, fresh and clean, grapes, caramel, new oak, basically a continuation of the nose.
    • Finish
      Long, new oak, vanilla.

  11. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A bit more sour in profile than the previous batch, but more woody as well.
    • Nose
      Raspberry, blood orange, wood, vanilla and apple.
    • Taste
      Raspberry, 'zure matten' (sour candy), apple and butter candy.
    • Finish
      Zure matten, apple and a bit of Wehrter's caramel.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022

Forgot your password?