Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 Year Old Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Heaven Hill
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation American White Oak Barrel
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • smoky
  • malt
  • fire
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • dried fruit

Elijah Craig

Small Batch 12 Year Old Bourbon (0.7l, 47%)

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Character Goatson
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.
 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Heaven Hill
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation American White Oak Barrel
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
 
Finish
Molassed sweetness and vanilla leave a lingering, smoky and phenolic finale.
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  • sweet
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • smoky
  • malt
  • fire
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • dried fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
"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."
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
"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."
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