Issue 15 Issue 15 Tastings Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Tasting: Elijah Craig, Barrel Proof A121

Elijah Craig

Barrel Proof A121

Heaven Hill Distillers

Proof: 123.6
ABV: 61.8%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Distinct spice character with creamy corn pudding. Bready yeast notes and caramel with faint vanilla and butterscotch too.

Palate: Honeyed fruit and granola. Caramel is velvety and decadent. Soft oak with a full mouthfeel. Subtle earthy leather notes.

Finish: It flows through to a warm, creamy caramel and corn finish with some spice heat that is airy and pleasing.

Comments: Like riding in a new Mercedes – love the smooth caramel ride and rich leather.



Susan Reigler

Nose: Chocolate-dusted oak, followed by underripe peach and mellow caramel. In time, brown sugar and vanilla cream arrive.

Palate: Chewy mouthfeel. Tongue-coating caramel with chocolate, peach, and dashes of baking spice. Beautifully balanced.

Finish: Peach, vanilla and caramel hand off to baking spices before drying into fresh oak. Comfortingly warm.

Comments: With water, the fruit, vanilla, and baking spices morph into peach cobbler.



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