Another case of a splash of water making all the difference. And it’s another case of a slightly overproofed spirit. It’s possible that my tongue has become accustomed to the 40-43% abv range and anything over that, while fun to drink for other reasons, is simply too overpowering for a true tasting.
Anyway, Elijah Wood is a famous actor from movies like The Lord of the Rings and Sin City. Elijah Craig is a Heaven Hill Distilleries brand, a company that appears to make one of everything. They have a vodka and a bunch of weirdly coloured liquors. Based on the strength of this 12y, I’d be more than happy to give their other bourbon a try.
Here’s what we thought:
dan – corn, vanilla, coke, wood, spice
simon – syrup, wood
alex – vanilla, spice
dan – wood, light, smokey sweet. clove mouthfeel
simon – maple, burn, caramel
alex – spiciness, wood
dan – mellows significantly, cinnamon, clove, less corn, less burn
simon – much better! smooths right out, balanced sweet & smoke
alex – sweet much more prominent
Try it? Yes! Buy it? Yes!