Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12 year old, 67.1%

Price: $40 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: John Hansell

Quite dark in color, turning cloudy with water. Don't let that deter you. A thick, chewy bourbon, with layers of nutty toffee,

nougat, cocoa, and toasted marshmallow, peppered with cinnamon and vanilla. Oak and leather on the finish dry out the whiskey nicely. Not the most refined bourbon, but the flavors it delivers make up for it.