B521 Details: Uncut, straight from the barrel without chill filtering, the nose, taste, and finish created by 12 years of aging are preserved in their simplest form. At full barrel proof, you can enjoy Elijah Craig much the same way our Master Distillers do when they sample straight from the barrel in our Kentucky rickhouses. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a bold and honest expression of what charred oak barrel aging can do for Bourbon, from the man who originated the process.
4.5 out of 5 Stars, the Whiskey Wash: "I felt the taste of this bourbon was better than the nose. It's a slow sipping whiskey that melts across your tongue like a warm hug and leaves your tongue tingly. A little water opened this up in a big way. It's pleasant with and without water, but almost too strong for a full pour without water. The finish is very smooth.
Appearance: Burnished copper. Very fast moving legs.
Nose: Light, with crisp apple, apricot, caramel, grass, and hot honey. It has a sweet yet hot nose, and a lot of acidity.
Palate: Cinnamon, orange, cardamom, hay, leather, and honey with a little pepper, oak and brown sugar. Adding a touch of water also brought out more herbal notes like mint and eucalyptus. It sounds weird but it’s like a creme brûlée with eucalyptus.