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.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Smooth, goes down easy. Very nice after taste. Good flavor
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
With all the hype, I was expecting something better. It was okay, but I think Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare are better.
Really good - balanced just all around good Greg a bottle excellent value
I find these locally around the $22 price range and it is a great drinker, great for not emptying your wallet also
What a wonderful drink. Sweet. Lightly smokey and
Salty butterscotch. Must have on hand bourbon.
Great quality for the price. My all time favorite. I prefer it neat, but it makes a good old fashioned too.
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.
Ideal bourbon for convincing a friend to stop pouring Coke in his bourbon. Great bang for your buck.
Great go to for sip or mix
This is a great value bourbon, one of my favorites to keep around the house without breaking the bank.
Favorite bourbon, best for price by far
Very good. Flavorful and smooth.
Definitely smell the toffee up front. Very smooth and sweet at the beginning, with spiciness on the back end followed by a little smoke.
This is a great smooth bourbon. Definitely one to try.
Smooth. Slightly spicy finish.
For the price, one of the best.
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
Awesome flavor and depth. I like this neat or with a little herbal bitters.
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.
Smooth and slightly sweet, but not overwhelming. Enjoyed it very much.
Smooth Bourbon, a Cart Topper!
One of my favorites
9 for the taste at that price. Wow!
i love it and its smooth
One fine bourbon.
Smooth and light
Drinkable with surprisingly good taste. Rich but not thick and oaky
Smooth nice spice on the end
Over priced for the taste, OK on it's own, maybe buy again
Tried at Smoke and Barrel.
Pairs well with a good cigar. Tastes pleasant sweet and a sight finish of marshmallow
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.
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!
Extremely smooth. A great bourbon to end the day with!
Smooooth good Flaviar it's a keeper
Great every day drink
Super smooth and buttery with hint of spicy smokiness finish.
Fabulous bourbon!! Although I do miss the 12 year and wish they would bring it back.
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!