Elijah Craig 18 Year Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Reviewed October 31, 2023
Had this last night while out bar hopping but going off memory: -nose was a bit closed and spiritous -palate sweet and and a little rough for the proof -fininsh long and warm wirh baking spice However, a little water transformed this into an entirely different bourbon: With water nose was a butterscotch bomb; palate was intense butterscotch cream and very little oak which surprised me because of its age. Some brown sugar and mild walnut in there too. Fresh red cherry lurking here and there. Super soft with no burn now. Finish didn’t change much but may have had a little more oak on the tail end. Really good bourbon if you have a sweet tooth. This really improves dramatically with water and I highly recommend adding water to this one. Not as oaky as you would think for being 18 years in the barrel.