One year after the defeat of the British, a Baptist minister named Elijah Craig emigrated to Fayette County (today, a part of the State of Kentucky) and purchased 1,000 acres of land in a town named Lebanon. In 1789, Craig built a distillery on his farm and is credited with being the first person to mature bourbon in charred, oak casks, earning him the title “Father of Bourbon Whiskey.” Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to Craig and his unique legacy. The bourbon is bottled from the marriage of fewer than 100 casks of maturing bourbon, each of which is rested in a Kentucky rickhouse for a minimum of a dozen years.
Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye is crafted with a mash bill of 51% rye, 35% corn, and 14% malted barley. The classic recipe has a high percentage of corn in line with post-Prohibition standards that have brought on the resurgence of the style. This brings it close to bourbon, making it a popular choice for bourbon fans and rye aficionados alike. Bottled at 94 proof, it’s a balanced and approachable spirit that showcases Elijah Craig’s attention to detail and signature smoothness.
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|Proof||94 (47% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Heaven Hill|