Elijah Craig 18 Single Barrel
Added on Monday, Dec 1, 2008 at 10:27 PM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: 18 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $150 Availability: Specialty Stores

Being a single barrel bourbon, each bottle is labeled with a barreling date and number.

Price has gone up since we started reviewing this when it was around $40 a bottle. 

Member Ratings and Notes
The nose is almost tangy, if something can smell tangy, somewhat like oranges.  Honey and traces of cinnamon too.  The palate... hmm, again there are aspects of oranges in this medium-bodied tastiness.  Without being super-rich, there's a lot of character to this bourbon.  But there's also some spiritous edges to it, almost approaching hints of rubbing alcohol, that I really wish weren't there.  Still tasty bourbon, though.  

Barrel no. 1642    Barreled on 4-4-81.
Rich rye on the nose, woody and sweet on the palate, dry and tannic in the finish.   A very nice bourbon.

n: fresh beernuts and toffee, the alcohol is upfront here. Nice nose, but standard bourbon with light cinnamon.


t: oaky and nice with caramel and cornbread with an honey heart. Nutty quality (pecans) and some white pepper and clove in the middle. Long but subtle finish.


[2015 release, price is around $150 now]

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