Elijah Craig Small Batch
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 most notable differences between this bourbon and its 12 Year counterpart are spice and heat. The same flavors of red apples, vanilla, butterscotch, honey and raisin bran flakes remain, with an aroma of musty leather and a puff of pipe tobacco wafting from the glass. This release reveals more clove, cinnamon and allspice upfront, and though still rich and rounded, the finish burns noticeably hotter. "