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. 


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.