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ELIJAH CRAIG 9 years old Private Barrel - 60th Anniversary LMDW 47%

Bourbon, United States / Kentucky, 70cl, Ref: 52125

Made up entirely of barrels from the 6th floor of Warehouse M, this small batch beautifully illustrates the pulpy, warm character of this bourbon made by the Heaven Hill distillery. Layer upon layer of flavours become increasingly juicy and refreshing; it has an impressive finish illustrated by the retro-nasal olfaction, which reproduces with precision and enthusiasm its floral, fruity, spicy and cereal register (corn).

Profile: warm, with an equally layered bouquet. Notes of vanilla, peach, coriander and heady florals. The palate is exotic (coconut) and succulent, characterised by lavender, nutmeg and corn. The finish evokes a generous portion of apricot tart.

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : burnished gold with coppery and greenish tinges.
  • Nose : refined, warm. Coriander, vanilla and yellow peaches make up the first impression of the intricately layered aromatic palette. It then develops into notes of cinnamon, pepper and salted butter caramel. Allowed to breathe, heady florals (iris, carnations), dark chocolate and heather honey provide another range of highly complex aromas.
  • Palate : creamy, clean. The attack is then warm and powerful. Very quickly, however, coconut and vanilla arrive to refresh the palate. The mid-palate is balsamic (cypress, thuja) and floral (lilac, purple lilac, lavender). Peaches and apricots gradually coat the taste buds with their juicy flesh. The finish is initially very spicy (ginger, cloves, nutmeg), before a pronounced, creamy corn flavour melts the palate.
  • Overall : long, elegant. Indulgent; at first, it quite clearly evokes an apricot tart. Then, herbaceous, it lingers with notes of fern and ivy. Coffee and tobacco flavours with plenty of character make up the grand finale. The retro-nasal olfaction is floral (peony), milky (almond), gently spicy (cardamom) and fruity (orange, quince). The empty glass is delicately woody (oak), with notes of vanilla, liquorice and saffron.
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The brand

Elijah Craig is part of a small series of American whiskies whose brands, created by the Heaven Hill company, pay tribute to the historic pioneers of bourbon. Elijah Craig was an American reverend with Scottish origins who was often claimed to have been the inventor of bourbon and began producing whisky as early as 1795. The range consists of two main products: Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Small Batch (a blend of at least 100 casks) and, since 1995, Elijah Craig 18 Year Old Single Barrel - both of which are much loved by connoisseurs and often awarded prizes at competitions. The range also includes, on very rare occasions, one-off bottlings, such as the 20 year old single barrel released in 2011.

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The distillery

America's largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer and marketer, Heaven Hill Brands has grown beyond its traditional roots as a Bourbon distiller to become the country's seventh largest overall distilled spirits producer and marketer with a portfolio of well-known, innovative and relevant products. Heaven Hill remains the world's second largest holder of Bourbon Whiskey and produces some of the most successful distilled spirits brands in the U.S.
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