Zachary-Robbins

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B521

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

Tasted June 1, 2021
3.25
3.25 out of 5 stars
Open 2 weeks Nose - Brown sugar, light orange peel, cinnamon, vanilla extract, clove, and light ethanol. Palate - Rich brown sugar and caramel, crème brulee, hint of cherries and oranges, short front palate overall. It transitions quickly to a hot finish, combination of baking spices, oak, and ethanol. But it's not a long finish, just hot. This is one of my least favorite releases of the last 3 years, only slightly better than B519. It isn't complex, and finishes a lot hotter than expected. So far I've been disappointed in the combination of ECBP price increase and their 2021 releases, hopefully their C921 knocks my socks off.
69.95 USD per Bottle
  • Zachary-Robbins
    June 2, 2021

    @BeppeCovfefe I loved B520, maybe my favorite batch, tied with C919. B519 and this are my least favorite.

  • ctbeck11
    June 2, 2021

    @ContemplativeFox Yep. And it’s priced $10 higher than the really solid 2020 releases. Fingers crossed that this is a fluke and they’ll be back on track with C921.

  • BeppeCovfefe
    June 1, 2021

    Is it just me or have the May releases been the more disappointing? I've gotten 1 of those the past 2 years and not impressed with either.

  • ContemplativeFox
    June 1, 2021

    @ctbeck11 This is also pretty low proof. I don't think that's inherently bad, but when it isn't as good AND has several percent less alcohol, it seems like more of a disappointment.

  • ctbeck11
    June 1, 2021

    Wow, I completely blanked that this was already released. Sounds disappointing, but I’ll probably buy it anyway.