Elijah Craig 12 Year Old, get it while you can.

This is being withdrawn and replaced with an NAS statement version but it’s still on the shelves so stock up whilst you can, before it’s too late because this is absolutely one the finest under fifty quid bottles of spirit you can buy.

I picked this up for under thirty pounds in Marks and Spencer but it’s usually around thirty five and it sits as a colour and other stuff free straight Kentucky bourbon bottled at the superb 47%.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, bourbon often comes at higher strengths and my word are they offering something exciting compared to so many 40% whiskies, no matter where they are from.

Nose. This screams BOURBON, toffee, vanilla, stewed fruit, tonnes of melting brown sugar, a drop or two of water makes things even more BOURBON, it’s a very nice sipping whiskey.

Palate. Okay, okay, it’s more of the same, charred oak, vanilla and that brown sugar melting in vanilla flavoured butter which isn’t a thing but it should be. A touch of spice coming from the oak after the glass has sat for a time with a little water, a lovely drop.

Finish. The spice lingers along with the charred oak, a modest but well rounded finish.

So there you have it folks, I don’t know what the NAS version of this will be like but I’m hoping it will try its best to match this because this is superb.

The Captain.

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