r/Bourbon 2021 Elijah Craig Single Barrel “Octane 94”

Year: 2021 by t8ke

Info: Barrel #5542035, 12yr, Rickhouse T, 6th Floor, 138.4 original proof


Notes: Powerful and oaky at first, giving way to rich root beer and cherry cola notes that remind me of ECBP batches 4-6. A blink to the past. Mouthfeel was extremely viscous with great tannin structure and some tobacco. Diluted (estimated) to 47%, the cola notes remained while the oak softened pleasantly a bit. Big root beer, toffee, light blackberry and cocoa remained. A great teaser to what I hope are more barrels that are ripe for taking as undiluted, barrel proof, single barrels later this year

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