Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Elijah Craig // Kentucky, USA
This small batch bottling (200 barrels per batch) is comprised of selected whiskeys 8-12 years of age. This no-age statement product was introduced in early 2016 to replace the 12-year age statement (a barrel illustration on the original label took place of the number 12). Later in the year, Heaven Hill redesigned its packaging again, with the year "1789" now embossed on the glass. It remains bottled at 94 proof.
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 full of caramel and fresh green herbs along with a fair amount of char smoke, apples, and toasted cereal flakes. The bourbon is soft and plush on your palate with a moderately sweet profile. It finishes with a tangy savory note and bit of leather and tobacco. An overall pleasant bourbon with a solid length to the finish for the price. Enjoyable as a daily go-to bourbon, and it's also a nice proof to enjoy on the rocks or in a cocktail."