Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old is a true Small Batch premium Bourbon, and had that distinction before the term even existed. From the folks at Heaven Hill it is bottled exclusively from a dumping of hand selected casks, the brand carries the name of the Rev. Elijah Craig, the man who discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon when he stored his wares in charred barrels.
Founded shortly after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Heaven Hill has since become the largest independent, family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the United States.
Heaven Hill‘s success is due to a mix of good business acumen, continuity, heritage and uncompromising craftsmanship. The company is still owned by descendants of the founding Shapira brothers and six generations of the famous Beam family have overseen the distillation. Located in Bardstown, Kentucky, Heaven Hill is the world’s second largest holder of Bourbon whiskey with over 1,000,000 charred white oak barrels ageing in 49 open-rick warehouses.
Double-distillation takes place at the modern Bernheim facility where Craig and Parker Beam produce rye and wheat influenced Bourbons as well as straight rye, corn and wheat whiskies, using their own family yeast strain—now also in its sixth generation.
Heaven Hill offers the most complete range of US whiskies. From Bourbons with a rye influence such as Evan Williams and Elijah Craig to those with more than a touch of wheat under the Old Fitzgerald name. From rye whiskies such as Rittenhouse, to corn or wheat whiskies such as the Bernheim Original. A masterpiece in every category.