Elijah Craig - 12 Year Old Small Batch - Award Winning 70cl Bottle


Elijah Craig - 12 Year Old Small Batch
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70cl Bottle
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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 100 barrels or less, the brand carries the name of Rev. Elijah Craig, the Baptist minister widely considered the "Father of Bourbon." He discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon when his stored his wares in barrels that had been charred in a fire.

Elijah Craig is highly acclaimed - it was awarded "Best of the Best Bourbon" in 2001 by Whisky Magazine and received a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Whiskey expert Stuart MacLean Ramsay writes, "Rich, full bodied and warming with sweet oak, caramel and rye flavours; thick finish with notes of licorice and vanilla."

Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine writes, "Nose: Real bourbon vanilla, with a touch of candy-store sweetness. Palate: Firm, malty, sweet. Some malty fruitiness (apricot). A suggestion of cilantro. Finish: Licorice. Rooty. Comments: Less structured than might be expected in a 12-year-old, but a perilously drinkable, appetizing bourbon. Rating 7 "

Category(s):     Bourbon & USA Whiskey ,   Special Offers
Group(s):     Bourbon Whiskey ,   Spirits On Sale!
Producer: Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc   -   www.heaven-hill.com
ABV:   47%
Age:   12 Year Old
Brand:   Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc
Country of Origin:   USA
Distillery:   Heaven Hill
Type:   Kentucky Straight Bourbon


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4 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Sat, 24 Mar 2012
Review: I like to drink my spirits neat and this is warm and very smooth. Very easy to enjoy.

Date of Review: Wed, 28 Apr 2010
Review: Strong yet very smooth with a hint of sweetness. Needs a dash of water and tastes great! Great buy.

Date of Review: Sun, 10 Aug 2008
Review: This was very much enjoyed. Very strong, yet smooth and easy drinking; like meeting an old friend! Will very definitely buy again.

Date of Review: Mon, 07 May 2007
Review: You can really believe this being the father of bourbon, it's so smooth despite the 47%; each time you drink it you can taste the different flavours mentioned in the description. it warms you up nicely, and makes you want to drink much, much more of it.
This is not a drink I would flippantly pass around my guests - this is for my closest friends and I; a genuine pleasure to drink.
Value for money? Absolutely, without a doubt.

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Producer Information

Shortly after Prohibition ended in the United States, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family to produce and market Bourbon and premium American whiskeys. At the time, it was as speculative a new business venture as the dot com start-ups of the 1990's -- a company founded with no brands, no available stocks of whiskey, and at the height of the Great Depression. Today, the company has overcome these initial challenges and grown to become the largest independent, family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the country. According to industry analysts, Heaven Hill is now the seventh largest spirits supplier in the United States and is the second largest holder of aging Bourbon whiskey in the world with an inventory in excess of 675,000 barrels.
Over the last two decades Heaven Hill has moved beyond its traditional focus on American whiskeys to become a broadly diversified spirits supplier. Heaven Hill's portfolio includes both domestically produced products, such as Evan Williams Bourbon and Christian Brothers Brandy, as well as a growing line of selected imported brands from around the world, such as Hpnotiq Liqueur and Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch. Brands are identified and developed to take advantage of the many varied consumer tastes that exist in the vast U.S. distilled spirits market. These brands are then sold on a national basis through an innovative and aggressive marketing and sales organization under a concept that is unique to the industry.
With an already robust business in the United States, Heaven Hill has now mounted an aggressive international expansion plan, forming partnerships with like-minded companies throughout the world. Heaven Hill has established its brands in over 40 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America.
The company's success is based on the fact that it is large enough to market brands aggressively in the United States and throughout the world, yet small enough to care about every brand and be responsive to the needs of every customer. Heaven Hill's formula for growth begins with the commitment to support its current portfolio of brands, while continuing to diversify by adding new products through internal development, agency relationships and acquisitions. Throughout its product line, Heaven Hill offers a competitive advantage by emphasizing unique characteristics like extra aging, superior quality, innovative packaging and uncompromised craftsmanship. Whether it is a Bourbon from Kentucky's First Distiller, such as Evan Williams, or a Gin first produced by the Lord Mayor of London, such as Burnett's, Heaven Hill products enjoy heritage, history and an unexcelled reputation.
In stark contrast to the unpredictable and ever-consolidating spirits industry, Heaven Hill remains fiercely independent, guided by the steady hands of the Shapira family. The company is dedicated to establishing long-term relationships with their customers in order to build strong brands and implement consistent, effective programming. Heritage, stability and dedication define Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., a company committed to producing and marketing the highest quality spirits products worldwide.

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