Thanks to /u/blaw84 for sharing this dram.
Before Heaven Hill went to a different system and even a different bottle, angering many a bourbon nerd, and before they used a letter/number combination system (that actually makes more sense), there was one more Batch left to release with the double numbered system: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof [Batch 12].
So with a mashbill of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley, we have another year’s barrel strength version of Heaven Hill. I’ve spoken (probably too much) at length of how much I enjoyed the first and sixth batches. I recently reviewed batch A117, and wasn’t too blown away (though it was nice to sip on overall).
So is it the new system? Or maybe the new bottle, as we all fear? Well this one has the old numbers and the old bottle. From the magical year of 2012, when we…
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