Elijah Craig 12
Added on Sunday, Nov 30, 2008 at 11:44 PM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: 12 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 47.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $23 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Just the right amount of sweetness, oak, and bourbony richness.  Almost syrupy, though not syrupy-sweet. To borrow from The Duke, this has somewhat of a "purple" taste to it, though I have no idea if he'd agree.  A very good buy, most stuff with this level of flavor costs a lot more.  
N: Strong vanilla, marshmallow, citrus, corn, and some floweriness.
P: Interesting citrus notes, spicy, medium oily.
F: Tangy with some slight oak and a good burn.
On the nose I immediately pick up candied cherries and those candied pecans that street vendors sell. On the palate I get caramel, toffee, some nice woody notes and a bit of rye spice along with some caraway. It's a bit more alcoholic than I'd expect for the abv. The finish is slightly bitter.

I hadn't had this for years, and while I remember this one fondly, I was a bit disappointed. Overall, I'd say it's worth trying and a good deal for the price, but not as good as I remember and not even close to the 18 year old in terms of quality. 
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