Elijah Craig is one of those iconic Bourbon brands. As the story goes, Elijah Craig was a Baptist preacher who, in 1789, would up inventing Bourbon. That's the legend. Truth is more lore and far more complicated. But, he is considered the Father of Bourbon.
I've held my bottle of Batch A117 for almost a year. I cracked it open today. While I've not had a bad bottle of Barrel Proof, each is very different and some are absolutely better than others. There's no guarantee of a great pour.
Batch A117 was released in January 2017. Like all Elijah Craig offerings, the mash is 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malted barley. It was aged a dozen years before being dumped at 127.0°. The color is a beautiful deep, dark brown. That's exciting because it really takes on the characteristics of the barrel. Swirling it in my glass leaves a very thin rim that drops a heavy, wavy curtain back into the pool.
Aromas of cherry and honey permeate my nostrils when holding the glass to my chin. Bringing it up to my lips adds oak and caramel. Lifting it directly under my nose, the cherry becomes more of a plum. Inhaling through my lips yeilds big vanilla.
The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. It coats everything in my mouth and almost requires effort to get to the back of the throat.
Flavors of dark chocolate and berries are way up front. Behind that are orange peel, clove and charred oak. Patience brings vanilla way, way back. That's fun because vanilla isn't typically something I pick up in the back.
At this proof, there's less burn than you'd ever guess. Elijah Craig is known for a heavier finish. But, it is smooth, luxurious and creamy. Perhaps it is the lower than normal proof that causes this. I will say clove and oak stick around a long time.
Bottle, Bar or Bust: I typically find Elijah Craig Barrel Proof between $69 and $79. I find this completely enjoyable, an excellent representative of the brand, and would absolutely grab another bottle if I saw it on the shelf.
On a final note, I drank this neat, just as I do every whiskey. Water added freshly sawn wood to the nose and tea to the palate which I didn't care for.
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A money-maker for many up-and-coming distilleries is to release a "white dog" version of their un-aged whiskey. These clear spirits allow you to try the mashbill before it would be aged in barrels, as well as for distillers to sell a product quickly and without committing time. Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost takes a slightly different approach and barrel ages for ~1 year - producing an off-white spirit, after their filtration process. A very strong corn nose with a very light oak note, and the smallest hint of vanilla (after sitting for 10 minutes). That vanilla note is ever-so-slight on the palate, along with a candy sweetness that morphs into light honey as it sits on the tongue. The finish is much less sweet, with a light fruit note, though quite dry and a little tart.
/I’m feeling supersonic, give me a gin and tonic/
Tonik je gazirano piće obogaćeno kininom koji mu daje prepoznatljiv gorak okus.
Piće je dobilo naziv po medicinskim “toničnim” efektima kinina koji je u povijesti dodavan u piće u cilju sprječavanja malarije. Medicinski tonik prvobitno se sastojao samo od gazirane vode i velikih količina kinina. Na području Britanske Indije, vojnici su miješali tonik sa ginom što je bilo i ukusnije od samog tonika. Naravno, tako su bili i hrabriji . Danas, većina tonika sadrži male količine kinina i manje je gorak, nekada i zaslađen.
Razvitkom gina rasta i ponuda tonika na tržištu. Danas upoznajemo Three Cents Tonic Water koji nam dolazi iz Grčke. World’s 7th Best Tranding Tonic Brand u svijetu izbalansiranog je okusa i ostavlja suhi aftertaste na nepcu. Odlično komplimentira gin i vodku a osnovan je 2014. godine od strane trojice grčkih barmena.
Ime Three Cents inspirirano je pokretom artističkih soda fontana krajem 19.stoljeća koje bi miješale prirodnu izvorsku vodu sa ugljikovim dioksidom kako bi rekreirale prirodne mineralne vode za koje se vjerovalo da imaju zdravstvene učinke. Takva gazirana voda prodavala bi se za dva centa te se u žargonu nazivala “two cent plain” . Uz dodatak sirupa sa okusom kojega bi operater pipe samostalno kreirao kako bi dodao nivo okusa svojim sodama, koštale bi tri centa. Uz jako dobar tonic, Three Cents proizvodi i Grapefruit sodu, Ginger beer, Egejski tonic, Lemon tonic te soda vodu.