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Overall rating
83.28/100
votes
103
Whiskybase ID
WB66332
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
New American White Oak Barrels
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
42 21 221 16 28:11
Barcode
096749000067
Added on
31 Mar 2015 10:53 pm by rottendon
Uncolored

Average value

€ 122.00

6 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

316 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Elijah Craig 12-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.28 points

  1. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This bottle made me really appreciate bourbon, it has much more to offer than the usual cloying sweetness of corn whiskey. Tried several samples of other bourbons beside it (see my reviews), none of them could beat this one.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Beyond the usual but aromatic bourbon sweetness (vanilla, raspberry) there's wet wood, caramel, liquorice and sun flower oil.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Has a full and slighly oily structure. Juicy citrus fruits, raspberry jam, pineapple. Vanilla of course (hey, it's bourbon), but also soy sauce, coffee and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      83 83
      More spicy now (chili's, cinnamon), pineapple on a bbq, sweet vanilla and a bit umami.

  2. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    I can imagine that the finish in particular shares the tastes. Those who like it especially like it and those who don't like it, it finally pissed off here. Thumbs up from me.
    • Nose
      Strong like oak and vanilla. A little later sweet tones appear, but somehow not fruity at all. Doesn't smell like 47% at all.
    • Taste
      Doesn't taste like 47% either. It is quite spicy, but in terms of alcoholic strength I would almost classify it as "mild". In addition, lots of oak and little else. But all of this is very voluminous and a bit sweet. Pure bourbon!
    • Finish
      It remains a pleasant woody, but not bitter, tone that coats the tongue and the entire mouth. All of that plus nice notes of vanilla.

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla; Oak; Herbs; Caramel, honey
    • Taste
      Herbs; Mint; spicy oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      Fresh herbs again, slightly bitter oak

  4. mandragoru scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Pretty good for a bourbon. Nice nose, pretty soft, somehow not very exciting. But put Jim & Jack loose in the bag.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but the Barrel Proof's balance and strength were much better. Pretty grainy.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Oak and vanilla. Forest fruits and horseradish.
    • Taste
      84 84
      BIg oak and spices. Vanilla, ginger, watermelon shell. Apple.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, oaky, spicy.

  7. Glenladdie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Delicious bourbon, especially given its price.
    • Nose
      sweet and fruity. vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity. Light pepper, melon-like, vanilla
    • Finish
      light pepper still. pretty long. Sweet, floral, a little bit that you get afterwards at an Indian restaurant ...

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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