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Elijah Craig 20 year old (Barrel No. 3742), 45%

Price: $150 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

The second 20 year old single barrel release, sold at Heaven Hill's Bourbon Heritage Center. (I rated the first one a 96.) Like its predecessor, this one sports a beautiful nose — and beginning of the palate — with toffee, nougat, pecan pie, and coconut truffle. But some fairly aggressive, tactile oak on the finish keeps this whiskey from earning a higher rating.