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Overall rating
82.44/100
votes
381
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
23 May 2011 1:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 280.62

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381 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Elijah Craig 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.44 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    I have had this whiskey before but it was a long time ago and if my memory serves me right I loved it. Almonds and blood orange, apple skins, honey and golden syrup on the nose.
    47% can't argue with that , sweet corn and just a little spice with plenty of Oak and orange peel.
    Nice medium finish with some dried fruit on the death.
    This was a sample courtesy of lincolnimp. The quality is still there as well as the price but I have no idea where they get some of these prices shown below. Fantasy Island? Hey Boss the bourbon, the bourbon.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is quite earthy, musty & dirty, you know there is a little fruit in the background but it is being held back by everything else.
    Nice mouthfeel on the palate, really spicy and bags of flavour with finally some sweetness.
    Reasonable length on the finish with that metallic edge that I find in many bourbons.
    The palate is much better than the nose suggested.
    Nice finish also, I can`t believe it, my second nice bourbon tonight, they do exist after all :)
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Spicy bourbon. A little too much for my taste and a little more.
    • Nose
      Spicy caramel with lots of vanilla and oak.
    • Taste
      Seasoning, seasoning and more seasoning! Add caramel and vanilla. The oak flavor is dominant. Quite sweet too.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy.

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very round, delicious thing for a reasonable price, I'm all the more curious about the hyped Barrelproof.
    • Nose
      Dark caramel, sweet malt, honey, milk chocolate, a little tea, pepper
    • Taste
      Cotton candy, then full alcohol, dark malt, dark caramel again, burnt brown sugar, mahogany honey, slight hay seeds, a little glue
    • Finish
      Very round, caramel, honey, strong, medium-long

  6. yggr scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    In the price segment certainly a killer. The 12 years are very good for him.
    • Nose
      Caramel sweetness, set more clearly than young Bourbons, darker with beautiful oak, vanilla
    • Taste
      softer and rounder than expected, less sweet than on the nose, aromatic and "gentle", quite complex for Bourbon
    • Finish
      Alcohol is well integrated, the oak flavors wonderfully, although spicy, but not too spicy

  8. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet. Caramel, light touch, vanilla, oak
    Taste: delicious, spicy, citrus, slightly spritig, spicy
    Finish: long, spicy, dry, bitter oak

  9. Blo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very good Quality / price ratio !

    Tasted at Whiskey Live Paris 2015.
    • Nose
      Bourbony, on cinamon, a bit sugarry but not too much. Corn.
    • Taste
      Nice, The ABV is good here. Little caramel, Cloves, cinamon, a light bitterness.
    • Finish
      A bit short

  10. jparrish56 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Overall for the money a very good bourbon when you can find it. A bit harsh yet, but with a bit of water or even an ice cube after melting it can be very enjoyable on a hot summer day. I usually always make sure i have a bottle of this somewhere to balance out the other bourbon options I have. 81/100
    • Nose
      Sweet brown sugar and caramalized oakspice. 
    • Taste
      Very full bodied, almost like a fine port wine. Imediately you get hit with a sugary oak note, moving quickly to a bitter chocolate. 
    • Finish
      A short to medium finish, brown sugar again, vainlla bean, honey, caramalized almonds, nutmeg and cinnamon linger on the front of the pallate after about 30 seconds.

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