Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Heaven Hill
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 64%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • brown sugar
  • sour
  • apple
  • oak
  • dried fruit
  • fire

Elijah Craig

12 Year Old Barrel Proof Bourbon (0.7l, 64%)
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OK lads … time to man up… Elijah Craig 12YO Barrel Proof clocks in at more than 64% ABV of liquid testosterone dragster fuel! 
 
Heaven Hill Distillers is unique. They are one of the oldest and largest Bourbon distillers in the world, they have the second-largest standing inventory of aging Bourbon, and they have grown to become the seventh-largest supplier of spirits in the US. BUT … they are still family-owned. In fact, they are the only family-owned production house left in Kentucky. God bless the Shapira family!
 
The list of spirit brands owned and controlled by Heaven Hill is WAY too long to list here, but their three most famous are Even Williams Bourbon, Elijah Craig Bourbon, and their namesake Heaven Hill Whiskies. 
 
If you ask people in central Kentucky, they will tell you that good ‘ol Elijah Craig invented Bourbon. If you ask anywhere else … well, you will get a different answer. No need to pop their bubble here. Besides, you aren’t here to learn about Elijah Craig the man, you want to know about Elijah Craig the Whiskey, right? 
 
OK lads … time to man up. The “normal” Elijah Craig Bourbon is a great, full-flavored Bourbon bottled at a proper and manly 47% ABV. But this is “Barrel Proof” strength … the full octane liquid that the Whiskey Master sips right out of the barrel when he is doing his tastings (the BEST job ever!). That means that this nitro-burning dragster clocks in at more than 67% ABV. All the strength, all the flavor, no regrets. 
 
Smartass Corner:
The humongous Heaven Hill warehouses look like like they are being swallowed by “The Thing.” But the creeping black mildew climbing the sides of the buildings is “Baudoinia Compniacensis”—an alcohol-loving fungus common to distilleries, liquor warehouses, and bakeries that feeds on “the angels share” evaporating from the casks.

 

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Heaven Hill
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 64%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Burnished bronze.  
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel apples and orange zest. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Butterscotch, cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper.
 
Finish 
Deeply layered and complex with a hint of mint at the end. 

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  • sweet
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • brown sugar
  • sour
  • apple
  • oak
  • dried fruit
  • fire
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Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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