In 1789, Rev. Elijah Craig, the “Father of Bourbon”, became the first to age his whiskey in charred oak barrels. Our Master Distillers, inspired by his innovative spirit, have been perfecting the ‘small batch’ process before it even had a name. They select a limited number of barrels that have matured to their exact specifications, then mingle them in limited quantities as Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon.
Elijah Craig won Multiple Gold Medals at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and “Best Buy Whiskey of the Year” by Whisky Advocate Magazine.
Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old is a true Small Batch premium Bourbon, and had that distinction before the term even existed.
Bottled exclusively from a dumping of 70 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.
"Nose: About as complete a Bourbon aroma as you are likely to find...Near miraculous: one of the most beautiful noses found anywhere in the world today. Taste: A bourbon to keep in the mouth forever...Comments: Perhaps one of my favorite five or six bourbons and ... perhaps at its best just before bed. Brilliant."
-Jim Murray, Classic Bourbon, Tennessee, & Rye Whiskey