elijah craig single barrel: 23 years

Tasted April 2019 ~ 90 proof

Wood, cedar notes, citrus and grain merge together in the aroma. 

Dry, tannic, leathery and OAK! Lots of OAK. 23 years in the barrel has beat this juice up. 

I added a couple splashes of filtered water and revisited it after it opened up. It came alive with emerging cherry notes. Interesting in the change in flavor. I didn’t hate it. 

Maturation

Kentucky is warm. Take that back. Kentucky is hot. 23 years of going in and out of wood has cooked the wood profiles into this juice. 

Dominant Flavors:

Wood! After water, cherry notes. Vanilla.