Today we taste and review Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon.
Author: Whiskey Vault
Tried a couple bourbons tonight, so sweet!! It was a good change but I still prefer scotch most definitely!!
Yes, yeast strain and mashbill, but let’s not forget barrel entry proof.
Need to try John Emerald Whiskey, it’s the first whiskey to be distilled in Alabama in like a hundred years. Very cool stuff, would love to see what ya’ll think!
And if you cheat, may you cheat death.
It’s Hugh Jackman !!!!
In case anyone was wondering, this bottle was batch B517.
New Tribe member here, long time bourbon fan here. I personally love the approachability of it. My question as I gain interest in widening my palate; What if any expanded flavor profiles do American whiskeys have over bourbons because of their ability to be in used oak to start off the aging process?
Secondly what’s one way of finishing bourbon that you really think creates the most interesting flavor?
I guess Siri was out to a 3 martini lunch, maybe Dead Pool could find her so next time she doesn’t leave you in a lurch. This show is so hilarious with the dad jokes and top shelf shenanigans. Oh yeah, the ECBP totally worth it. Cheers to Happy New year!
On the barrel thing ….i just read a cool article on the charter oak series from buffalo trace
.. seems like the first release was going to have been aged in Mongolian oak. Not thinking they can call it a bourbon.
I fully agree that most people are going to miss the experience of how a barrel proof bourbon tastes with varying amounts of water. Either because it’s too much trouble, or somehow lose face with some machismo factor of getting the highest ABV (obviously this means it’s way better), or they “believe” that is the way the distillery or bottler intended (which I believe is only sometimes the intent).
nooooo cask strength is my jam
Hey guys can you taste South African..Three ships or Bain’s
I have a bottle E C barrel proof (67,4%), but in my opinion the small batch is much better for a much lower price. With water I found this undrinkable…
What an opportune review. I have this in my shopping cart right now. Can’t wait to try it!
*CAN YOU GUYS NEXT OR IN AN UPCOMING EPISODE DO A WHISKEY REVIEW ON THE JACK DANELS SINATRA SELECT*
Rex, learn to mooch again as your new years resolution. Maybe people would be funny if they where entertained by your attempts to empty the vault of its contents…
I recieved a bottle of Elijah Craig small batch and a bottle of woodford reserve double oak from my GF for Christmas.
Love the channel guys, keep it up. I actually just received a bottle of Redbreast 21yr for Christmas and I would love to see you guys review it
Have you guys done dimple pinch ?
Is this ACBP A, B, or C and the yr please?
The intro bottle is the Elijah Craig bottle haha
I have a question for you. I tried Scotch for the first time today. My liquor store doesn’t have the best selection so I got the Glenfiddich 15 year. While I pickup on a lot of the smells you guys talk about, I was looking for that kicked in the face Smokey flavor. If I am looking for more of the vanilla/ caramel flavor what would you suggest I look for on my next purchase?
Your not fat rex plesantly plump. You guys should do a wives / girlfriend show.
Water down the whisky, sure. Dalmore it up. No problem.
Corporate greed already infecting Rex. Daniel, handle this will ya?
I always call you Daniel when I’m serious. This is serious.
Elijah Craig has been my go to for a year now. I have a 131 proof at home right now. I would never pass up getting another bottle. Price vs quality it’s really hard to beat Elijah Craig.
My hometown is Bardstown KY. You guys have any plans to make a trip and hit the bourbon trail?
Quick question referring back to the barrels, is it possible to use red oak instead of white oak?
Did they mention which batch this is?
Did Daniel fail to fully nerd out?
What about the “naked grouse” as a recommendation for a blend? Also kinda wondered why this is not in the vault – is it hard to get in Austin? Only one appearance in a 2017 christmas episode (as far as searching for a mention in the title goes) – does Rex even know about it? I mean since monkey shoulder (which is probably a blend of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and some other(s)) is the second blend you mention and often gets called out. I don’t think a blend (naked grouse) which includes the like of Highland Park and Macallen can be a bad choice.
As a new whiskey person after years of occasional toe-dipping, Elijah Craig is up there for me along with Balvenie 12 and Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold, but I haven’t tried it in a long time.
What is Rex wearing on his head
I got a question…If light and heat affects Whisk(e)y, would a lamp effect Whisk(e)y the same as sunlight through a window? Also, if it is so bad, why do most distillers put their Whisk(e)y in clear glass bottles? Would there be a difference if it was put in a dark bottle and left on the same shelf? So take like the same batch, put one in clear bottle, one in a brown/black bottle, and see what kind of difference it would make.
Other than that, I’m just sitting here sipping Monkey Shoulder, thinking about wandering into the other room and grabbing my Elijah Craig….LOL. Also, do you think they do some of the higher proof Whisk(e)ys in a thought of you would put it with ice (like some bars do, etc.) to get that proofing down effect and hit that magic smooth number?
The batch I got was a hair over 65%. That boy packs a Stag level punch but without the complexity. Its a nice bit of uncut unfiltered variety.
Does anyone know if that yeast strain that is used in Scotland is available to stateside homebrewers? Asking for a friend.
I wish you guys had a wine, beer, and absinthe channel. I don’t even really like whiskey all that much, but I love your videos.
I switched from drinking Black Bottle to Four Roses Single Barrel (100 proof) while and because of watching this.
Just curious on your thoughts. There is a difference in corn types. As far as field corn compared to sweet corn u would raise in a garden. Would the type of corn used change the taste of the bourbon much if it was swapped?