Elijah Craig 23 Year Bourbon
Elijah Craig // Kentucky, USA
Heaven Hill distillery, which produces Elijah Craig, is known for holding one of the largest bourbon inventories and "extra aged" barrels. The barrels selected for this release were aged in the middle floors of the rickhouses, where temperatures are the most evenly moderate. This release replaces the 20 and 21 year olds that were most recently on the market.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred oak
"It's the bourbon equivalent of seeing a seasoned performer, like Jerry Lee Lewis, in their later years. It still has all the showmanship of a great bourbon - fruit, caramel richness, vanilla, leather and lots of spice - but perhaps not as vigorous it was in its younger years, and slightly musty as to be expected. Still, it's way better than something younger and immature. And with just a chip of ice might still have a few good moves on the palate."