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Elijah Craig Small Batch

¥488.88

Elijah Craig Small Batch is a premium brand of bourbon whiskey produced by the Heaven Hill Distillery company.  The company is headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky, and its distillery (called the Heaven Hill Bernheim distillery) is in Louisville, Kentucky.  The brand is sold as a straight bourbon. It is sold in glass 750ml bottles, and the Small Batch bourbon is also available in glass 1.75L bottles.

 

SKU: 2020HDMA20101 Category: ABV: 47%Bottle Size: 750 mlBrands: Elijah CraigDrink or Keep: Drinker

Description

Elijah Craig Small Batch is a premium brand of bourbon whiskey from the Heaven Hill Distillery company.  This company is headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky. And its distillery – the Heaven Hill Bernheim distillery, is in Louisville, Kentucky.  Otherwise, the brand is sold as a straight bourbon in glass 750ml bottles, and the Small Batch bourbon is also available in glass 1.75L bottles.

Elijah Craig whiskey is made in both “Small Batch” and 18-year-old “Single Barrel” bottlings.  The Small Batch bottling had been 12-year-old but in 2016 was changed to a composite of 8 and 12-year-old to extend the inventory.

Awards:

  • BEST SMALL BATCH – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018
  • DOUBLE GOLD – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021
  • 93 POINTS, TRIED & TRUE AWARD – Tried & True Award, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020

Tasting Notes

Nose: Quite thick and full. There is a beautiful sweetness with notes of toasty oak, toffee, spicy stewed fruits, a touch of resin and a lovely crème anglaise character.

Palate: Full and sublimely smooth. With notes of stewed Bramley apples, malmsey, a touch of aniseed and a hint of spice.

Finish: Good length with toasty oak notes and a creamy sweetness.

What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Elijah Craig Small Batch

Quote 1 “Regular Elijah Craig drinkers will notice it drinks a little hotter than the 12. But this is not a “hot” whiskey experience. The flavors are nicely balanced with honey, caramel, and an oaky-vanilla. Besides, it has a very pleasant sweetness to it that sets you up for a very nice slightly spicy finish lingers on.

My advice is: Don’t rush the next sip. Simply enjoy the lingering flavors. I wouldn’t describe it as multiple waves, but more of a ‘parking’ experience. It just stops at mid-tongue and sits there.”

Quote 2 “As with many bourbons, this one’s entry is very strong with corn upon entry but that doesn’t last too long as it sits on the lips & tongue with a generous lingering spicy oak flavor nicely complemented by a pleasant however gentle burn. I quite like it.” 

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