At 12 years old and 94 proof, Elijah Craig is bottled exclusively from a dumping of 70 barrels or less, all drawn from the middle to upper floors of the traditional metal clad rickhouses. It is the original Small Batch Bourbon, having been made available even before the term was invented. Elijah Craig recently won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named winner in the Premium Bourbon category in Whisky Magazine 's bi-annual Best of the Best tasting competition.
Surprisingly light and delicate on the nose, some grass, mint, citrus and vanilla with just a touch of cocoa. Toffee, malt and rye in the mouth, a touch of dried fruit, spice and burnt sugar with a long complex finish.
"It is a bourbon of almost unfathomable depth and has somethig for everyone. Brilliant." Jim Murray