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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch C917), 65.5%

Price: $65 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

When complex spice meets complex caramel, it makes for a wonderful American whiskey experience. That's exactly what happens here with a cadre of baking spices over fruit, such as cinnamon baked apples, nutmeg sprinkled over pears, and peaches dusted with clove, followed by butterscotch, vanilla custard, and crème brûlée. The balanced and brilliant finish stays true to its complexity.