Today’s review was submitted by Andy Seher, a Portland-area bartender and whiskey enthusiast. He hopes you will check him out at his site: http://cocktailsandcommunion.com/
Name: Elijah Craig 12-year
Bottled By: Heaven Hill Distillery
Age: 12 years
Notes: The nose is all sweet corn with hints of apples, vanilla, caramel, rich syrup, and toffee. It’s very complex. To taste, Elijah Craig warms the tongue nicely with intense oak, vanilla, caramel, and toffee notes. Each sip is intensely flavorful and the finish is medium. You won’t find many 12-year old bourbons in this price range. Elijah Craig’s affordability combined with it’s rich flavors make it a great choice to sip neat or on the rocks.
History: Elijah Craig (1738-1808) was a Baptist preacher and entrepreneur in the part of the Virginia Territory that later become the state of Kentucky. He is sometimes credited with the invention of bourbon whiskey. His good and historic name has been appropriated by Heaven Hill Distillery for two of its premium bourbons, including this one.
Special thanks to Andy for submitting this great review.