Sunday, March 23, 2014

Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

Elijah Craig was a Baptist preacher in the 18th century and is credited for making this wonderful bourbon. This small batch, 12 year old bourbon is a product of Heaven Hill Distillery (located in Bardstown, Kentucky), and is their flagship product. Bottled at 94 proof, this bourbon is well balanced and makes for a great daily sipper. 

Color: Citrus Gold

Nose: A very well balanced nose. floral, honey, vanilla bean, caramel, nuts, dark fruits, and toasted oak.

Taste: Salted caramel, vanilla, candied fruits, rye spice, toasted oak.

Finish: Medium in length. Notes of salted caramel, rye spice and toasted oak linger.

Conclusion: There is a lot of depth to be found in Elijah Craig Small Batch bourbon. The age really expresses itself as  there is heavy oak presence throughout the nose, taste, and finish. The flavors compliment each other well and the 94 proof makes for a nice, warming finish. At $20-30 it's a great bang for the buck!

My Rating: B+ (Very Good)

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