Elijah Craig Whiskey Flight
Elijah Craig may not have invented bourbon, as the long told legend has claimed, but the whiskies from Heaven Hill distillery that bear his name certainly serve as a stellar introduction to their respective categories. If someone were to ask their trusted bartender what a truly classic bourbon tastes like, Elijah Craig Small Batch may very well be what their wisened hand first reaches for. Likewise, when that same drinker seeks to venture into uncut, full proof whiskies for the first time - a tremulous leap to be sure - the experts caring hand would do well to guide them to one of Elijah Craig's barrel proof offerings, ever full but easygoing as they are. And now for the first time, the name appears on a rye whiskey, which is likewise a mellow and well crafted introduction to the spirit, with gentle spice backed by plenty of sweetness and elegance.
ELIJAH CRAIG STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
Aromas include butterscotch, caramel-nut clusters, and peppery spice. The spice ramps up on the palate, carried forward by the full body, hearty proof, and mouth-coating texture, as cherry cola, baking chocolate, and darker fruits emerge.
ELIJAH CRAIG BARREL PROOF A121 BOURBON
Warm, toasty notes of toffee and cinnamon with a hint of tart apple greet the nose. The palate is even more roasty-toasty, with notes of hazelnuts, cocoa, cooked apple, raisins and earthy coffee.
ELIJAH CRAIG SMALL BATCH BOURBON
Strong, sweet fragrance with wood and spice. Butterscotch candy flavors, echoed by some oak, caramel and vanilla.