Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon 12 Year Old

Elijah Craig

Small Batch Bourbon 12 Year Old

(0.7l, 47%)


7.5/10
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They say Elijah kind of invented Bourbon, well he didn’t. Great man though!
 
This Kentucky Bourbon is made by Heaven Hill Distilleries, the only remaining private and family-owned distillery in Kentucky, headquartered in Bardstown. In 1996, Heaven Hill's production plant was almost completely destroyed by fire. The company survived and while fermenting, mashing, and distilling now occurs at the new Louisville distillery, aging, bottling, and shipping still occur in Bardstown.
 
Elijah Craig Bourbon is named after a Baptist preacher in Virginia. He has sometimes been credited with the invention of Bourbon Whiskey. The story says he kept a warehouse where he stored barrels and one day experienced a devastating fire. He used the charred casks regardless and found they imparted a lovely character.
 
SmartAss & Trivia:
All of the master distillers at Heaven Hill since its founding have been members of the Beam family. You know Jim Beam, yeah, that Jim, Beam Jim.
 

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  • Style
    Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    47%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Heaven Hill
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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Corner
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time that it takes the customers to get home.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Melted sugar
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Subtle. Perfume and clover honey fill the nose, real Bourbon vanilla, with a touch of candy-store sweetness
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Deep and rich in structure, rye, malty fruitiness and a touch of spearmint
 
Finish
Molassed sweetness and vanilla leave a lingering, smoky and phenolic finale
Ratings & Reviews
Michael
Michael,
Great whiskey but their age statement just left the building.
Aaron
Aaron,
Maybe the best value in bourbon.
Doug
Doug,
My favorite .
anonymous
anonymous,
Pretty good for the price
Diogenes
Diogenes,
A bit hot and a tad bit too sweet for my tastes. I've had the barrel strength and thought it was fantastic, but this just wasn't quite as balanced as I'd hoped. Vanilla and caramel come through strong. I think this is a bit more of a rocks drink. But at this price point I have no problems keeping a bottle on hand.
Simon
Simon,
Very nice smooth whisky
Joe
Joe,
Very nice. Surprisingly deep flavor for the price. Just below something like Four Roses small batch but much better than anything else I've had at the $30 price point
Casey
Casey,
One of the best for its price point
anonymous
anonymous,
Sweet, vanilla, a little smoke. Very good for the price!
anonymous
anonymous,
Very underrated Bourbon. And great value.
Josh
Josh,
Spicy and warm.
anonymous
anonymous,
Best bourbon for it's price range by far.
Aleksandr
Aleksandr,
Felt a bit spicy
anonymous
anonymous,
One of my faves.
Lynn
Lynn,
Tasty and complex. Great neat or mixed with ginger ale.
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