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Aged for 46 months in one of Heaven Hill’s Elijah Craig Bourbon whiskey barrels, this Extra Anejo comes to us from Lunazul and was matured in barrel #6459.
A surprising amount of agave character on the nose - citrus, some sweet roasted agave sugar, cream and honey. A bit of pepper, some soil and the faintest ash. Big vanilla bean from the barrel, banana, honey.
Thin on the palate, surprisingly. Bitter and oak driven, a bit of cream and caramel. Salinity, faint slate and some light soil.
Short finish, heavy on the brown sugar. Toffee, honey, bitter oak and tannins.
I was initially extremely intrigued by the idea of an Elijah Craig barrel in the mix at Tierra de Agaves, as I’m a fan of those whiskies. Unfortunately, this doesn’t jive. Maybe it’s just too much aging, but this thin, bitter, extra anejo is an easy pass.