Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Heaven Hill
  • Style American Whiskey
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • mint
  • oak
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • toffee
  • sweet

Elijah Craig

Small Batch Bourbon (0.75l, 47%)
Price $21.99

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Character Goatson
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. 

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
  • Style American Whiskey
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • caramel
  • mint
  • oak
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • toffee
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
"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."
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
"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."
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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