Elijah Craig 18yo, 45%, Barrel 2367, into barrel 27th Oct 1989
Nose: Light orange, intense linseed, some vanilla and a hint of barley sugar. The wood via the linseed dominates though.
Palate: Orange at the tip of the tongue and then a wash of intense oak all over the palate.
Finish: Oaky bitterness with occasional sweet sparkles, long and drying.
Comment: This is one for lovers of woody drams. The wood is all over it without being unpleasant. I thought the EC12 had got a bit woody, but it was the heavy spice that was making me think that. There's no real weight of spice on this one. The wood is gentle and delicate, for all its dominance.