Heaven Hill continues its 2022 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbon series with the recent announcement of batch B522.
The “B” in the name stands for the second batch in an annual A, B, C line. The “5” denotes the month, May, while the 22 represents the current year.
Like each previous version, B522 is non-chill filtered and uncut to preserve natural esters and taste components from barrel to barrel. It’s 121 proof, following batch A122, which was 120.8 proof.
These variances create differences from batch to batch. While A122 was more of a “candy bomb” version of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof — which tends to run the gamut between earthy and very sweet — the B522 is notable for being more of a balance between those two flavor profiles, right down the middle. Initial heat dissipates to reveal lots of vanilla and butterscotch balanced with earth tones and oak.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B522 is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle.