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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124

74.99

OVERALL
RATING

8

Whiskey Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124

Tasting Notes:

About:
Aged 10 years and 9 months; bottled at 119 proof; priced at $74.99.
Appearance:
There is nothing out of the ordinary about looking at this in glass, as it showcases the solid consistency of this product release, with its rich dark amber color, strong legs, and moderate viscosity.
Nose:
Warm, rich, and yummy on the nose, again reflecting consistency in quality in Barrel Proof. Notes showcased include classic vanilla, oak, brown sugar, caramel, and molasses.
Palate:
Consistency once again in the palate. A bit of heat brings along with it those notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, a hint of spice, brown sugar, maple, and some leather.
Finish:
It finishes like a warm dream, especially if you bring some air into your mouth as you swallow. This is classic EC Barrel Proof all the way, holding a slight touch of sweetness as it quietly fades.
Comments:
You want consistency in offering a solid product with a well-established, more limited release like Elijah Craig Barrel Proof from batch to batch. Heaven Hill delivers that here without skipping a beat.
We review Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124, the first release of this brand’s cask strength that’s bottled at 119 proof. 

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by the party behind it. Per our editorial policies, this in no way influenced the outcome of this review. 

Of the many semi-regular releases emerging from Heaven Hill’s vast whiskey portfolio, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon’s thrice-a-year offering heralds a consistently well-regarded look at the cask strength side of the well-known Elijah Craig brand. Sent to market in January, May, and September, it is always worth waiting for.

For the first 2024 release, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124, which I’m reviewing here, was bottled at 119 proof, being non-chill filtered and uncut. It shows an age statement of 10 years and 9 months, with this representing the youngest barrel in the batch and varying from edition to edition. It should be noted as well this is the 12th year for the brand’s Barrel Proof line.

Available now, this bourbon is priced at $74.99. As a reminder regarding its labeling schema, the first letter of the batch number indicates which of that year’s releases the bottle was a part of, starting with “A,” while the second digit is a number that determines the month of the year the bottle was released. The third and fourth digits indicate the year.

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