Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

(0.75l, 47%)


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$24.99
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Elijah Craig Smal Batch has been called “Best of the Best”. We agree. 
 
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 spirit brands owned and controlled by Heaven Hill includes Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, and their namesake Heaven Hill, and many dozens more. 
 
If you are already a fan of Elijah Craig Bourbon — and who isn’t — you might already know that the Small Batch product was released in early 2016 as a non-age-statement (NAS) replacement for the Elijah Craig 12 year old. Small Batch is a mix of genuine Elijah Craig aged between 8 to 12 years and blended to taste. Of course they did this to meet demand, and yes the “average age” is now a bit younger. But don’t let the NAS slow you down. Seriously … it’s delicious, 47% ABV, and in its two short years it has won double-gold medals and been named “Best of the Best” and “Best Bourbon” … twice. 

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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
  • Style
    American Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    47%
  • Distillery

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caramel
mint
spicy
oak
vanilla
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cinnamon
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Copper.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, orange zest, toffee, and a dash of mint.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich with wood spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon toast.
 
Finish 
Deeply layered and complex with a hint of mint at the end.
Ratings & Reviews
Michael
Michael,
Dont get the hype. This is not good
Rick
Rick,
Michael you are spot on!!! I originally chalked it up to a one off bad bottle but after 3 attempts??? NO MORE
Jim
Jim,
Good sipper, better on the rocks.
 
Darin
Darin,
Love this bourbon. Simple yet complex. Full flavor and easy to drink. A staple of my bar.
 
David
David,
One of my go to Bourbons. Packs a punch and spice worthy of a few sips.
 
Gary
Gary,
Good basic bourbon. Would like to try it at cask strength.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
good stuff. My daughter is the bourbon drinker of the family. I got her this one. she likes it a lot. good bourbon good price.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Excellent
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Solid bourbon for the price
 
Briana
Briana,
The Carmel Flavor is amazing
 
Chris
Chris,
I like the small batch bourbons. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this for such an affordable bottle. Smooth finish and I could taste the different flavor notes in each sip.
 
Robert
Robert,
Easy to drink, deeper flavors than one might think.
 
brendan
brendan,
Very smooth, not a lot of heat, extremely good bourbon.
 
Michael
Michael,
average at best
 
Timothy
Timothy,
No where near the 12yr version it replaced and I bought mine from work (best big box store in the nation) for darn good price BUT the BURN... the alcohol is way to present in both aromatics and taste. I can handle barrel strength power but this is one crazy bottle that is not barrel strength at all, just regular proofed. Did I get a bad one? I might buy 1 more to verify.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Nice balance but too much burn.
 
Robert
Robert,
Very smooth. A great sipping bourbon with a little extra kick.
 
Adam
Adam,
Great value. Go to everyday drinker.
 
Erwin
Erwin,
Spicy caramel, smoothed out with vanilla and a hint of oak. One of my favorite inexpensive bourbons.
 
guest
guest,
Easy drinker. Good buy for the price point.
 
Philip
Philip,
Nice product for the price, will purchase again,
 
Brett
Brett,
Smooth for the price.
 
Arjun
Arjun,
not a fan of the flavor
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Very smooth, good on the palette, will buy it again
 
Eric
Eric,
Another for the bar.
 
Darren
Darren,
Love this! Elijah was my first whiskey I tasted and it still rates as my favorite for the great balance of taste, drinkability, price and availability.
 
Jason
Jason,
On the nose this has a sweet smell with hints of wood hidden throughout. This is a relatively sweet bourbon with a nice complexity and has a medium finish. Was surprised at the proof on this one. Add a couple drops of water and the peppery spice comes to the forefront which might not be for everyone, but just proves the complexity of this whiskey. Cannot beat the bang for the buck here.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
I bought the small batch 12 yr aged from my local liquor store. It's been about a year since I had a decent priced Bourbon and this kicked my ass, taste wise.
 
Dwight
Dwight,
Gentle sipper. Very calming and approachable woody oak and light caramel.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
great bourbon
 
Curtis
Curtis,
Best of the best
 
Dan
Dan,
For the price point, it is smooth and easy on the palate. It has a slightly sweet finish.
 
Justin
Justin,
If you want a smooth bourbon that's a little sweet, you can't beat this for the price. One of the best bourbons you can get for under $40
 
Kent
Kent,
Sweet, smooth and strong.
 
Hugh
Hugh,
Glad I bought it. I drink it on the rocks with a splash of h2o and it’s perfect. I’ll probably always keep a bottle on the shelf. Great price
 
Scott
Scott,
Not my cup of tea
 
Katie
Katie,
Good bourbon for the price. Would buy it again.
 
Trisha
Trisha,
Amazingly smooth with initial caramel tones and oak tones
 
Don
Don,
I like to use this one for sipping and mixing
 
Jay
Jay,
This is my bourbon of choice. Excellence in a bottle without killing the budget. Would still be worth it at $50/bottle.
 
Ken
Ken,
A great bourbon for beginners like Makers Mark but lacks sophistication.
 
Steve
Steve,
Sweet vanilla
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Good sipping bourbon. Had a small bite.
 
Sean
Sean,
Bit too intense for my taste. Have tried neat, with a splash of water and on ice. Continues to have an intense burn on the finish that I'm not a fan of. Much prefer the flavor profile of Knob Creek, Eagle Rare or Buffalo Trace in same $ range, but no so much burn. This one is very average to my taste at this time.
 
guest
guest,
Would put up against any out there, at $29 a bottle absolute steal
 
Howard
Howard,
Good, fairly priced Bourbon for sipping or mixing.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
One of my absolute favorites for sipping neat- dripping with caramel & vanilla, and the perfect balance of sweet & heat. Doesn't hurt that it's about $30/bottle.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Very nice, oaky bourbon.
 
chris
chris,
my hands down favorite
 
Eric
Eric,
Awesome is all that can be said about this
 
Ronald
Ronald,
This is my daily dram. Consistently good with any dinner.
 
guest
guest,
Love it
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Good bourbon. Smooth and sweet.
 
Steve
Steve,
Great go to widely available bourbon. Amazing value.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Good flavor and not too warm, just enough of the Kentucky hug.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
I liked it, strong but smooth
 
Ian
Ian,
The combination of easy drinking, availability at local drug or grocery stores, and the excellent price make this a great bargain option for me. Everything you want from a Bourbon, including the ability to actually find and buy it! High Marks.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Elijah is one of my go to bourbon for my old fashion. Not only is it good on the rocks it mixes very well.
 
Kendra
Kendra,
Love it
 
Marc
Marc,
Very smooth bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, goes down easy. Very nice after taste. Good flavor
 
guest
guest,
Full bodied whiskey with oaky caramel flavors very robust and burns the back of the tongue slightly but the thickness and flavor make up for it
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Not great
 
Derek
Derek,
With all the hype, I was expecting something better. It was okay, but I think Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare are better.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Really good - balanced just all around good Greg a bottle excellent value
 
Anthony
Anthony,
I find these locally around the $22 price range and it is a great drinker, great for not emptying your wallet also
 
Cale
Cale,
What a wonderful drink. Sweet. Lightly smokey and Salty butterscotch. Must have on hand bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Great quality for the price. My all time favorite. I prefer it neat, but it makes a good old fashioned too.
 
Charles
Charles,
If you like your bourbon on the oaky-side, EC will be your go-to bourbon. At the $30 price range, I challenge you to find a better value. Better yet, many stores pick private barrels which gets you the single barrel experience, making EC a no-brainer. Grab one and let me know what you think.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Ideal bourbon for convincing a friend to stop pouring Coke in his bourbon. Great bang for your buck.
 
Calvin
Calvin,
Great go to for sip or mix
 
Aaron
Aaron,
This is a great value bourbon, one of my favorites to keep around the house without breaking the bank.
 
guest
guest,
Favorite bourbon, best for price by far
 
James
James,
Very good. Flavorful and smooth.
 
DOUGLASS
DOUGLASS,
Definitely smell the toffee up front. Very smooth and sweet at the beginning, with spiciness on the back end followed by a little smoke.
 
ALICIA
ALICIA,
This is a great smooth bourbon. Definitely one to try.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth. Slightly spicy finish.
 
Steve
Steve,
For the price, one of the best.
 
guest
guest,
A bit on the sweeter side for me, but less than JD. For the cost it is a decent sipping whiskey. For the value of E.C. I gave it 7 stars
 
EMMA
EMMA,
Awesome flavor and depth. I like this neat or with a little herbal bitters.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very underrated, a great buy. Smooth, pleasing bite, I taste cinnamon more in this bourbon than most, a light sweet cinnamon like a cinnamon roll with some caramel.
 
Eric
Eric,
Smooth and slightly sweet, but not overwhelming. Enjoyed it very much.
 
Wes
Wes,
Smooth Bourbon, a Cart Topper!
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorites
 
Andrew
Andrew,
9 for the taste at that price. Wow!
 
Scott
Scott,
i love it and its smooth
 
Johnny
Johnny,
One fine bourbon.
 
John
John,
Smooth and light
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Caramel, vanilla
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Drinkable with surprisingly good taste. Rich but not thick and oaky
 
Ben
Ben,
Love it
 
Jerome
Jerome,
Smooth nice spice on the end
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Over priced for the taste, OK on it's own, maybe buy again
 
H.
H.,
Soft, delicious.
 
J.
J.,
Tried at Smoke and Barrel.
 
Stafone
Stafone,
Pairs well with a good cigar. Tastes pleasant sweet and a sight finish of marshmallow
 
guest
guest,
This is not even close to the 12 year and overpriced now. I still am nursing a case of 12 yr I put back. I would rather drink Larceny for $25.
 
Craig
Craig,
Mediocre.
 
KELLY
KELLY,
I bought this as a Father's Day gift for my husband and he loved it! He said it was very smooth with a hint of spice. A great drink for sitting back and relaxing while watching the game!
 
David
David,
Extremely smooth. A great bourbon to end the day with!
 
Jay
Jay,
Smooooth good Flaviar it's a keeper
 
Jason
Jason,
Great every day drink
 
guest
guest,
Super smooth and buttery with hint of spicy smokiness finish. LOVE it
 
guest
guest,
Fabulous bourbon!! Although I do miss the 12 year and wish they would bring it back.
 
guest
guest,
This is one of my 2 favorite bourbons. The other is Evan Williams Single Barrel, EC's sister bourbon! It just depends on my mood, as to which I prefer on any given day!
 
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