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No Elijah Craig 18 though.
The 18yo is an 'acquired taste' which, interestingly, seems to resonate with Scotch drinkers. Less so with bourbon drinkers, though some like it. Keep in mind that the age is often greater than that stated on the bottle -- and it displays a great deal of wood influence (sometimes the point of being 'cardboard'-ish).
Personally, I don't care for it, in the several iterations I've assayed. Being a single-barrel, batches vary, but I've yet to find one which didn't seem over-aged.
The 12 and the 18 in many ways are the same but both offer a high quality of individuality on both the nose and on the taste. But they are both supperior to many, many other bourbons on the market and indeed some that are closer to the £100 price mark.
As was so well stated in a previous post in this thread, there is very little similarity between Elijah Craig 12-Year and 18-Year. They were distinctly different. (But both are good on their own merits).
dram_time wrote:Wanted some tasting notes on Elijah Craig 18year old, but it seems ALL the tasting notes are gone??
'Tis a sad situation indeed.
Are Jan's FAQ's gone???? Huh!!!!!!!!! Just checked where I had it bookmarked and nothing!!!!! What happened??????????????????????
Also, during a particularly hot day this past summer, I figured I would try some bourbon on ice (I almost always drink my drams neat). Anyway, the subject of my "mad bartender's experiment" was the Elijah Craig 18. To my astonishment, the ice brought out some sour notes (the good kind), to such an extent that it tasted like a whiskey sour, but without having used any kind of mix.
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