Elijah Craig Single Barrel Bourbon PlumpJack Private Selection 2019
"This barrel clocks in just under 10yrs old and shows a great balance of maturity and expression for its age. It is everything you want a great Elijah Craig barrel to be. In the nose, rich notes of caramel, vanilla beans and oak show themselves first, but below that is a concert of savory flavors like cigar leaf, clove and peanut shells. The palate dances back and forth between the sweetness and spice, with a baking spice profile of cloves, allspice, mace and cinnamon predominating. More air brings out some higher toned fruit flavors like dried apricots and mangos, yet they remain anchored by the savory spices. Smooth and long lasting on the finish, this is a great bourbon to sip on the regular or use in your favorite cocktails. Just the right amount of complexity without becoming too pretentious, it remains very drinkable for the novice and connoisseur alike."