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Comments on bourbonv`s review of Elijah Craig 20yo single ba

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Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:03 am

I usually don't like Elijah Craig products, but this one is rather good. The tannins are strong and there is some bitterness to the drink, but it quickly leaves and becomes a dry finish with no lingering bitterness.
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:40 am

bourbonv wrote:I usually don't like Elijah Craig products, but this one is rather good.

It should be for 130 bucks a bottle. No thanks.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:58 am

I agree Joe, it is a bit pricey.
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Unread postby vince » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:48 pm

I purchased the first barrel of the 20 year old (the one that came out to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the bourbon festival) and it was outstanding. But the decision to "temporarily" discontinue the 18 year old and put out a 20 year old at almost 3 times the price is reprehensible. I will not be buying any of these 20 year old bottles.
Good to see you enjoyed the finish Mike. I remember our discussion at the Miller House when you mentioned that the finish to EC 18 year old was like rotten peaches.
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Re: Comments on bourbonv`s review of Elijah Craig 20yo singl

Unread postby MacinJosh » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:37 am

Exactly Vince. How does an EC 18yr SB cost $35 at my local Costco.....and after two more years in the barrel.....shoot up to $130????

Am I missing some VITAL information here? Are the EC 20yr barrels stored in some super secret ultra fantastic superior warehouse.....miles and miles away from the EC 18yr barrels? Was it not the exact same distillate going into the barrels 18 and 20 years ago?

What am I missing here?
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Re: Comments on bourbonv`s review of Elijah Craig 20yo singl

Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:59 am

Josh,
I think they are saying that Heaven Hill believes it should be in the same price range as Pappy 20.
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Re: Comments on bourbonv`s review of Elijah Craig 20yo singl

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:18 pm

Like I said "They're all nuts".
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