Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 Year Old Bourbon

Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 Year Old Bourbon

(0.75l, 47%)

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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 Distillers, 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
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Heaven Hill
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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What does Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 Year Old Bourbon taste like?

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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Melted sugar.
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Subtle with perfume and clover honey filling the nose, real Bourbon vanilla, with a touch of candy-store sweetness.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Deep and rich in structure, rye, malty fruitiness and a touch of spearmint.
Molassed sweetness and vanilla leave a lingering, smoky and phenolic finale.