Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Release Cheat Sheet
Updated: For 2017, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof has received a makeover. The release now comes in a new bottle and label. Good new is ECBP is still 12-years-old. With the new bottle, Heaven Hill has standardized the releases with batch numbers
The first letter of the batch number indicates which of that year’s releases the bottle was a part of starting with “A”, while the second digit is a number that determines the month of the year the bottle was released. The third and fourth digits indicate the year.
I.e. the first release of 2017 is Batch A117. Or, the first batch, released January 2017. While this does make it easier to keep track I’ll still maintain this cheat sheet. I know a lot of Bourbonr’s still use it as a reference for older releases.
In the fall of 2013, Heaven Hill Distillery released the first Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (ECBP) outside of the Heaven Hill Gift Shop. It quickly became a favorite among Bourbonr’s. ECBP is a 12-year-old uncut, unfiltered bourbon which Heaven Hill releases once a quarter. Aside from the excellent flavor and high proof what makes ECBP even better is its retail price. ECBP retails between is between $50-$75. With such a low price it’s hard to find a better bourbon for the money.
Since there are several new releases each year, it can be confusing trying to keep track of each release. To prevent confusion I put together an ECBP cheat sheet.
Check out my review of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof release #1 here…