Time to taste some of the samples I’ve got from my good friend Josh (@cooperedtot). I’ve tasted the EC 12 before and liked it a lot, this one sadly is not available anymore, and discontinued due to lack of older stock so I am told. It’s an 18 year old single barrel Bourbon named after the Reverend Elijah Craig, who discovered the benefits of ageing bourbon in charred barrels. The barrels are hand selected by Master Distiller Parker Beam
Nose: Wood varnish , vanilla, maple , orange peel candy , balsamic, coffee. Wood. Pencil box.
Palate: Spicy peppery entry. Mega vanilla and lots of wood insides of a cask. It’s just like licking it. Espresso and a certain fruitiness. Maybe bitter sweet cherries
Finish: Wood. Sugar and maple.
Beautiful stuff all in all. I like this one very much. Too bad it’s discontinued.
Many thanks to Josh F. for this lovely sample. Cheers Ninja!