This is the bourbon I buy when I am with some folks and they say "I don't like bourbon". This bourbon is aged eighteen years. The aging removes almost any harshness from the bourbon. Elijah Craig eighteen year old might possibly be the smoothest bourbon that I have ever enjoyed. While I was drinking this bourbon, I did notice that this bourbon tastes almost oak like, somewhat like a wine that has been aged in an oak barrel. I guess eighteen years is about the longest a bourbon can be aged and not pick up too much of the oak flavor from the bourbon.
I highly recommend trying this bourbon. Just let me know when you would like to try some.