March 6, 2018
Elijah Craig Releases Barrel Proof Batch A118
Elijah Craig has released the latest batch of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Batch A118. This follows Whisky Advocate naming Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Whisky of the Year last November.
While no two releases of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof are ever exactly the same, we craft every batch to be an exemplary expression of uncut, 12-year-old Elijah Craig Bourbon bottled straight from the barrel. The variance in proof from batch to batch presents a unique opportunity to explore the impact of the angel’s share and the resulting proof in a small batch of barrels. However, the nose, taste, and finish of every sip are pure Elijah Craig.
Because of the subtle differences in each batch, each bottle of Elijah Craig is labeled with its unique proof and batch number. The first letter of the batch number indicates which of that year’s releases the bottle was a part of, starting with “A,” while the second digit is a number that determines the month of the year the bottle was released. The third and fourth digits indicate the year. You can use the Barrel Proof Batch tool to see the full list of releases and their respective proofs.
We’re proud to say that this remarkable consistency is what helped to earn Elijah Craig Barrel Proof the #1 ranking in a blind taste test against hundreds of whiskies from around the world. We are honored by the ranking, and believe this award reflects our commitment to consistent quality, day in and day out. To sip our Barrel Proof Bourbon is to experience Bourbon in its purest form-uncut, and straight from the barrel.