Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. 70.1% ABV. Mashbill: 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% barley. Price: $50-100 (if you can find it!)
Dumb luck that I ever scored this little monster. Crossed paths with Josh of The Whiskey Jug in K&L Wines Hollywood at the very moment the 3 bottles they’d just gotten in were carried out to the shelf.
This one’s from batch 6 — at 140.2 proof, I believe the highest they’ve ever released. Takes water well, to put it mildly. But try it with the least possible to start, then watch the flavors unfold as you go.
Baked ham. Tannery leather. Charred tobacco. Amazing. Cut slightly, it tastes like a cross between the Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon and a grilled filet mignon. Planning to make this bottle last a long time. Cheers, friends! – BO