Elijah Craig 12 Year
Elijah Craig // Kentucky, USA
Produced by Heaven Hill and named after the disputed inventor of Bourbon Rev. Elijah Craig; he put his whiskey into barrels that had been charred in a fire. This is a small-batch bourbon (in this case, it is made from 100 or fewer barrels) and has a traditional bourbon mash-bill (one with 70-80% corn and remainder rye and barley). Note: As of Jan 2016, this product has been discontinued and replaced with a no-age statement Small Batch bottling.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose is reminiscent of your grandmother's candy bowl--caramel, butterscotch, vanilla--with a hint of the charred oak and ocean breeze underneath. All the notes on the nose continue on the palate along with some saltwater taffy. The finish is medium-length with sweet bourbon vanilla notes and hints of rye and char coming through a bit. "