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Many thanks to @Nock for the reviewed sample. Note that there are at least 2 batches of Elijah Craig 12 YO Barrel Proof released to date, this 67.1% ABV one and one at 68.5% ABV. The reviewed bottle has been open 2 months, and is approximately half empty.
Colour: high ABV bourbon is extremely dark in colour. Elijah Craig 12 YO Barrel Proof is one of the darkest whiskeys you will ever see
Nose: intense maplewood, cinnamon, confectioner's sugar, molasses. Sweet with a sour balance. Very light alcohol greeting for a 67.1% ABV bourbon. This is very very nice
Taste: lovely translation of the flavours from the nose, manifesting in a lush rich way
Finish: very long, intense, very maply finish, continuing very rich and lush. There is plenty of strength here, but this is not at all overpowering
Balance: this is a GREAT addition to the bourbon repertoire. So far this is a special release allocated whiskey. Hopefully the rumours are true and Heaven Hill will continue Elijah Craig 12 YO Barrel Proof as a regular periodic offering. If the current USA suggested retail price is maintained at $ 40 plus tax then Elijah Craig 12 YO Barrel Proof will also continue to be one of the very best buys in the world of American whiskey