Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Charred Oak Barrels
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
94 Proof
Added on
15 Mar 2017 11:19 am by Max70

Average value

€ 40.67

14 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Elijah Craig Small Batch

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.55 points

  1. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  2. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Finally a bourbon without the glue that often bothers me. Instead, great black tea aroma with vanilla and caramel with a well-chosen alcohol strength.
    • Nose
      Intense on the nose like black tea with a splash of lemon, peppermint and tobacco. Only after a while the typical bourbon aromas with sweet vanilla, caramel and fresh oak. Most important for me: No annoying adhesive note.
    • Taste
      Light and oily, again black tea, tobacco, vanilla, caramel and oak spice. I think the alcohol strength is just right, nice and strong without feeling any alcoholic note.
    • Finish
      First spicy in the finish, then peppermint with caramel that remains for a long time.

  3. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Candy brown sugar mixed with rye spice
    • Taste
      First - toasted oak with brown sugar, second - a mix of sweet spices
    • Finish
      Short, spicy, and sweet

  4. juliendv scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    good burbour
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Bartjewhisky scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    A bourbon is part of it
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. mr whisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Great Bourbon !!! Actually does not do anything wrong.
    Best bourbon yet.

  7. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I don't know the 12-year-old predecessor from Small Batch, so I can't judge whether or by how much the representative with age information was better. However, I already had the barrel proof in the glass and it was a taste explosion with its caramelized oak power and high alcohol content. Of course, the Small Batch can't keep up with this force - but it's not boring. It is not of the mild and gentle variety like some other representatives of the Bourbon guild - it is harmonious and balanced. He has parked nice bourbon vanilla and a lot of oak. But for a price from under to almost exactly € 30, this is a great malt! It cuts a decent figure both in the whiskey glass and in the cocktail glass.
    • Nose
      86 86
      In terms of color, it has a very beautiful, rich amber tone. Slight streaking on the edge of the glass. Yes! None of the typical glue notes on the nose. That’s a plus. Lots of vanilla and caramel, dark caramel. Roasted popcorn tossed in butter. Cherry candy with cinnamon and nutmeg. And all of these aromas are surrounded by the spicy scent of oak. Everything very harmonious and round. Could smell the glass for a long time - I'm doing it right now. The alcohol at 47% is very well integrated, absolutely nothing stings the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Slightly oily mouthfeel. Tender caramel tones with vanilla and many spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. It tingles nicely - the bourbon has power. The strong, roasted oak chips also spread very widely in the mouth. I can no longer find the cherry aromas from the nose in the taste.
    • Finish
      85 85
      It is very spicy and very warming towards the end. In general, the final of the tastes is benevolent of medium length, especially when it comes to the spices. But the oak with a little caramel remains present for longer.

  8. dontwatchtv scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Vanilla, bubble gum, spearmint on the nose, sweet on the tongue. Rather long aftertaste reminds me of a milky way bar. Good bourbon.

  9. Svarttt scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Decent bourbon, not too sweet, not too woody. Unfortunately no more age.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Elijah Craig Small Batch WID: 93792
    Abv. 47%, fresh American oak
    Nose: thick portion of vanilla caramel, an intense oak flavor, which I perceive as lighter and clearer in comparison to scotch, I come to Bourbon somehow not so differentiated ran as Scotch
    Taste: again vanilla caramel, together with typical jenever spices, juniper, anise, perhaps also some caraway, the juniper note becomes more present with every sip and the sweetness blends well with the spice
    Finish: Turkish coffee and more juniper
    Conclusion: This juniper note is no longer in my head and I'm still not sure if I like the. I would like to try the 12er in comparison. A rating does not exist because of my lack of experience with Bourbon yet.


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