Kentucky, USA- Bottled exclusive 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. Made available even before the invented term “small batch bourbon”.
12 YEAR OLD ELIJAH CRAIG BOURBON
Perfume and clover honey fill the nose. This is deep and rich in structure. Well-integrated elements combine with a high alcohol feel. Still perfumed at the end. Best served neat. Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old is a true Small Batch premium Bourbon. It had that distinction before the term even existed. Back in the 1700’s a Baptist minister by that name actually invented the process of aging whiskey in charred oak barrels. Today, this super premium small batch bourbon remains one of the finest on the market.
Elijah Craig: 12 Year Old vs. Small Batch
In keeping with the original, Elijah Craig Small Batch is 94 proof. They look very identical in the bottle. In the glass the slight color differences come out, with the 12 being slight darker.