My brother, knowing I enjoy good bourbon gave me a bottle of 18 year old Elijah Craig. I had tried the 12 year old and found it good, but a little odd. I tended to be a bit harsh on the palate.

The 18 year old is quite a bit different. I definitely has more "wood" to it. It also has a "rounder" feel to it. The edge is much softer. Quite enjoyable...