Bourbon: Elijah Craig 12 years Old
Distillery: Heaven Hill Distilleries
Age: 12 years
Proof: 94; approx 47% ABV
Notes: Master Distiller Craig Beam says he marinades steak in this Bourbon, watch our video interview with Craig Beam here and below. This Bourbon is best served neat. This could be one of the best values for it’s unmatchable character for around $20.00 a bottle.
Color: Rust-tinted brown
Nose: Full of Oak, some smoke, distinctly one of a kind.
Taste:With a heavy, thick Earth flavor infused with oak, this Bourbon expresses the cooperage so well. In fact, the cooperage is expressed so well that Mixologist Stephen Dennison creates a signature cocktail called “The Barnyard” due to Elijah Craig 12 Year’s nose and flavor. While this is 12 years old, the deepness of the whiskey tastes at though it could be much older yet still retains a rich smoothness that Heaven Hill Bourbons are known for.
Finish: Lingering, strong and bold.
This video episode interview with Heaven Hill Master Distiller Craig Beam was filmed at an “Evening of American Whiskeys” at Firefly Southern Grill . Elijah Craig 12 yr, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Rittenhouse Rye, and Bernheim are all featured and discussed in the video.