Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye


Elijah Craig // Kentucky, USA

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3 out of 5 stars
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This offering from Elijah Craig, has a mash bill consisting of 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. It ages in new charred oak barrels and is bottled at 47% ABV. This offering will first launch in the limited markets of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon in January 2020.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Elijah Craig's new straight rye will be a contender for keeping on hand for casual sipping and mixing. At 51% rye in the mash bill, the rye character is very nicely balanced and approachable; vanilla leads on the palate, with secondary notes of hazelnut and leather and a subtle cinnamon spice on the finish. At 47% abv, it also has the strength for cocktails while remaining perfectly pleasant sipped neat. This is a solid addition to the category, and at a very reasonable price."

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