Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Bourbon Small Batch Whiskey 70 cl
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- Founded shortly after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Heaven Hill became the largest independent, family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the United States
- 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
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Elijah Craig 12-year-old is a true Small Batch premium Bourbon, and had that distinction before the term even existed.
Bottled exclusively from a dumping of 100 barrels or less, the brand carries the name of Rev. Elijah Craig, the Baptist minister widely considered the "Father of Bourbon." He discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon when his stored his wares in barrels that had been charred in a fire.
Elijah Craig is highly acclaimed - it was awarded "Best of the Best Bourbon" in 2001 by Whisky Magazine and received a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Whiskey expert Stuart MacLean Ramsay writes, "Rich, full bodied and warming with sweet oak, caramel and rye flavors; thick finish with notes of licorice and vanilla."
Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine writes, "Nose: Real bourbon vanilla, with a touch of candy-store sweetness. Palate: Firm, malty, sweet. Some malty fruitiness (apricot). A suggestion of cilantro. Finish: Licorice. Rooty. Comments: Less structured than might be expected in a 12-year-old, but a perilously drinkable, appetizing bourbon. Rating 7 "
From the Manufacturer
Elijah Craig 12
Named after the Rev. Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old this is a true Small Batch premium Bourbon, and had the distinction before the term even existed.Bottled exclusively from a dumping of hand selected casks, the brand carries the name of the Rev.
Heaven Hill Distillery
Shortly after Prohibition ended in the United States, Heaven Hill Brands, was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family to produce and market Bourbon and premium American whiskeys. At the time, it was as speculative a new business venture as the dot com start-ups of the 1990's -- a company founded with no brands, no available stocks of whiskey, and at the height of the Great Depression.
Heaven Hill Brands
In 2014, the company changed names to Heaven Hill Brands. The name and a logo capture the company’s evolution from a leader in American Whiskey production – a position it continues to hold today – to the nation’s sixth-largest distilled spirits supplier. Over the last three decades Heaven Hill has built on its foundation of American Whiskeys to become a broadly diversified supplier of whiskeys, liqueurs, vodkas, rums and other spirits.
Heaven Hill Today
Today, the company is the largest independent, family-owned and operated producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the country. According to industry analysts, Heaven Hill is now the seventh largest spirits supplier in the United States and second largest holder of aging Bourbon whiskey in the world with an inventory in excess of 1,000,000 barrels.
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Top Customer Reviews
We read some of the reviews and decided to give this a try.
It is an excellent value for money.
Compared to the more run of the mill or popular bourbons, this is, by far, a better and more complex drink.
There is a sweetness in the middle that just about put me off it, but then the stronger tones and flavours take over and last.
This is a very nice whiskey to enjoy, the flavour changes are a surprise at this price point.
This must be the best bourbon under £50 I've tried. My first buy but for sure will become a regular. Has a bit of a kick considering it's 47% so I prefer it with a drop of water. It'a a treat to both nose and tongue. Perfect balanced bwteen spicy and sweet, with notes of oak, star anise and toffee.
To date I've tried Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Woodford Reserve and now this, and whilst the others are fantastic in their own right, this is by far the most rounded of them in my opinion. It combines all the great flavours you'd hope for in a good bourbon and delivers them with a powerful punch at 47%, however it's so smooth to go with it!
I usually like to sip bourbon with just the one ice cube, however with this I prefer to sip it completely neat, as each sensation whilst doing so totally compliments the next, it's a great marriage of flavours and feelings.
I would advise that you maybe look elsewhere to purchase it though, as you can buy it a full £10 cheaper than on here (the store in question is mentioned in some of the other reviews) which is quite a saving!
All in all I'd highly recommend this bourbon to anyone who's curious, although as I say, maybe look elsewhere before you purchase it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very nice taste but still has an after burn that spoils the event.
Still looking for 80's Crown Royal quality.
Great tasting bourbon , one of the best I've tried and was on lightning deal so fantastic price.Published 5 months ago by mr k r phillips
Best bourbon I've ever tried at an excellent price. So much better than the market leader!!!!Published 6 months ago by Dons fan
Lovely stuff. Beautifully balanced between the sweet corn notes and the charred oak. Long lingering flavour. Terrific value.Published 6 months ago by R. Johnson
This went down incredibly well as a Secret Santa, everyone keeps asking me where i got it from. I haven't tried it yet but going to!Published 6 months ago by Miss H.