The latest Oak Liquor Cabinet Elijah Craig pick dropped this week. I was part of the group that picked the barrel so I’m a little biased but I think it’s a great pick. No review but here’s my notes:
Age: 10 years
Abv: 94 proof
Barrel No: 5594647
Nose: Oak, nuts and vanilla extract notes.
Taste: Vanilla, caramel and nuts with warm spice and leather towards the end. Nice mouthfeel for the proof.
Finish: Long slightly dry finish with oak, baking spice and vanilla
Overall these 10+ year old Elijah Craig picks for $30-35 are a great buy and come pretty close to filling the gap left by McKenna 10 year albeit with 6 fewer proof points. I’ve got 5 different picks on hand so a blind tasting is definitely needed.
TL;DR: A more refined take on Elijah Craig Small Batch with a great finish