Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch A121)


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Heaven Hill

Distillery: Heaven Hill

Release Date: January 2021

Proof: 123.6

Age: 12 Years

Mashbill: 78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, 10% Rye

Color: Light Mahogany

MSRP: $65 (2021)

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Aged oak | Leather | Caramel | Graham cracker | Heat


Toffee | Brown sugar | Tobacco | Cocoa | Light oak | Rush of black pepper spice


Tapering spice | Leather | Toasted marshmallow | Lingering heat


Elijah Craig Barrel Proof has earned its place as a consistently high quality barrel proof bourbon. At 12 years old it dabbles in aged oak notes, but maintains a well-rounded flavor profile with each batch. A121, which means the first batch of the year released in January, 2021, is generally on par with previous releases. However, while it offers a nice balance of flavors, it doesn’t quite have the wow factor some of the past batches, such as B520, had. But don’t let that stop you from purchasing a bottle, as it’s a solid deal regardless.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick Beiter

April 23, 2021
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