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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

OHLQ Announces Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Exclusive

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of eight barrels worth of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon available starting this week (week of June 20th) at select OHLQ locations across the State. 

Since these are barrel proof, each barrel will have a different proof. The proofs for this release are:
  • Barrel #6327755 - 129.4 Proof (64.7% alcohol)
  • Barrel #6327863 - 126.7 Proof (63.35% alcohol)
  • Barrel #6100740 - 125.9 Proof (62.95% alcohol)
  • Barrel #6090608 - 119.9 Proof (59.95% alcohol)
  • Barrel #5794591 - 114.7 Proof (57.35% alcohol)
  • Barrel #5793140 - 117.3 Proof (58.65% alcohol)
  • Barrel #5774992 - 120.4 Proof (60.2% alcohol)
  • Barrel #6025483 - 124.4 Proof (62.2% alcohol)
Each barrel will taste slightly different, but all should have the following:

Rich vanilla, caramel and butterscotch with notes of black pepper and cinnamon at the back of the palate

The bottles will cost $79.99 + tax. To locate a bottle, you can use the OHLQ bottle finder

My Take

It's nice to see that the State has eight barrels worth of this. Hopefully, that will be enough to allow the people who really want one to be able to purchase and not just the people who hoard these releases with the sole intent of reselling for a profit. Elijah Craig Small Batch scored a 71.5 when I reviewed it. That's a solid score, but not enough for me to go searching for the single barrels. 

What do you think? Drop a note in the comments below. 

Source: OHLQ

1 comment:

  1. This is EC barrel proof single barrel. EC BP batches are highly acclaimed. A single barrel could be as good or better. This will be exponentially better than small batch or a 94 proof single barrel. It’s worth seeking IMO.