Bottled exclusively from a dumping of 200 barrels or less, 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 barrels that had been charred in a fire.
|Color: Burnish copper
Aroma: Vanilla, mint and sweet fruit
Taste: Smooth and warm; accents of spice and nutmeg
Finish: Sweet, smoky and long
|In a glass, Elijah Craig is darker in color than some bourbons, but it has that distinctive sweet-sour scent, with a hint of something citrus, or vanilla. You can definitely taste the rye, but it's not overwhelming. It's a smooth sweet finish with distinct hints of caramel.
It won Whisky Magazine's "Best of the Best Bourbon" contest in 2001 and won a Double Gold Medal at the 200 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points (Apr 2014)
Ripe bouquet with dried apricot, honeysuckle, fresh fig and cured meats aromas. Baking spices dominate the palate with honey roasted pecans and citrus pith leading into a lengthy, semisweet finish with nutty undertones. Very smooth.