Zachary-Robbins

Elijah Craig Single Barrel Select

Bourbon — USA

Tasted
3.75
3.75 out of 5 stars
Finishing off this bottle of EC SiB Select purchased in Spring 2019, barrel pick by Orange County NC ABC. For a full description of tasting notes I have two previous tastes of this posted already. I just wanted to add a few things. I like this a bit less than I did last year when I purchased 3 bottles, one was for my brother. It could be I've tasted a lot since then, and also I've been a high proof hound. Still, this is a really enjoyable sipper at a great price. In recent months I've seen single barrel store picks in my area with 9Y and 10Y age statements. Additionally, the label on the bottle now includes warehouse, rick, barrel no, bottle no, etc. This is all in Orange County NC ABC stores. I haven't picked up any of these, probably to my detriment, but it's great to see these store picks with more information. The Spring 2019 bottles I picked up had zero information other than the selector of the store pick. Single barrel bourbon 9-10 years old is an incredible value at $30. It is higher proof, higher age, and cheaper than Evan Williams Single Barrel. If you see these store picks I highly recommend grabbing one, it'll be about $10-60 cheaper than other low proof 9Y+ bourbons.
29.95 USD per Bottle
  • Zachary-Robbins

    @Bourbon_Obsessed_Lexington Yeah I've had a lot of Heaven Hill recently including two open ECBPs, so maybe I'll come back to it and grab a store pick in a few months.

  • Bourbon_Obsessed_Lexington

    I love that they include age and rick house at least. For the price and the classic and balanced flavors the store picks are hard to beat. I've enjoyed how much the barrel shows through with some of the 11+ year picks.

  • ContemplativeFox

    @Zachary-Robbins I can dream at least *wistful sigh*

  • Zachary-Robbins

    @ContemplativeFox I'm not sure the 12Y will come back in the lineup given how popular the small batch is right now. I see them continuing this barrel pick trend allowing people to get 10Y at the same price.

  • ContemplativeFox

    I never got to try the old 12 YO age statement ECSB, but I'm hoping they'll bring it back in the next few years. Until then, this and watered down ECBP sound as close as one can get.