Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey

Vendor Elijah Craig
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Indulge in the bold and distinctive flavors of Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey, a testament to the craftsmanship and tradition of American whiskey-making. With its robust character and complex profile, this rye whiskey offers an unforgettable tasting experience that is sure to delight connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike.

Craftsmanship and Quality: Crafted with precision and care, Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey exemplifies the commitment to quality and tradition that defines the Elijah Craig brand. Made from a carefully selected blend of rye grains and aged in charred oak barrels, this whiskey undergoes a meticulous aging process that results in a smooth and flavorful spirit that is truly exceptional.

Versatile Enjoyment: Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation for classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned or Manhattan, Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey offers a versatile drinking experience that caters to a variety of preferences. Its bold flavor profile and smooth finish make it the perfect companion for any occasion, whether shared among friends or savored in solitude.

A Legacy of Excellence: Named in honor of Reverend Elijah Craig, a pioneer of bourbon distillation, Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey pays homage to a rich tradition of craftsmanship and innovation. With each sip, you become part of a legacy that spans generations, celebrating the timeless artistry and craftsmanship of American whiskey-making.



Tasting Notes

Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey presents itself with a rich amber hue, offering a visual invitation to indulge in its bold and distinctive flavors.

Upon nosing, the bouquet unfolds with robust aromas of spicy rye, accompanied by notes of cinnamon, clove, and black pepper. Subtle hints of dried fruit and oak add depth and complexity to the aroma, foreshadowing the rich and satisfying tasting experience to come.

With the first sip, Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey envelops the palate in a bold and spicy embrace. Peppery rye spice dominates the forefront, mingling with the warm and inviting flavors of cinnamon, clove, and black pepper. The whiskey's velvety texture coats the tongue, delivering a satisfying drinking experience that leaves a lasting impression.

The finish is long and lingering, with echoes of spicy rye and oak that gradually fade into a warm, comforting embrace. A subtle sweetness emerges, balancing the whiskey's boldness and adding depth to the finish. As the flavors dissipate, a sense of contentment settles in, leaving a lasting impression of satisfaction and enjoyment.

Distillery Information

The company is headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky, and its distillery (called the Heaven Hill Bernheim distillery) is in Louisville, Kentucky.
Elijah Craig opened a distillery in 1789, and in June of that year, one of his barns partially burned down.
This particular offering is sourced from a 'short barrel' and limited to just 70 bottles, featuring an uncut, unfiltered 8-year old single barrel bourbon that has been privately selected from Heaven Hill's flagship brand.
Uncut, straight from the barrel without chill filtering, the nose, taste, and finish created by 12 years of aging are preserved in their simplest form. At full barrel proof, you can enjoy Elijah Craig much the same way our Master Distillers do when they sample straight from the barrel in our Kentucky rickhouses.
Elijah Craig (ca. 1745–18 May 1808), Baptist minister and distiller, was born in Orange County and was the son of Tolever Craig and Mary Hawkins Craig. He received a rudimentary education and lived an unremarkable life until 1764, when the preaching of David Thomas led him to a religious conversion.
Reverend Elijah Craig was a Baptist preacher, an educator, and an entrepreneur who built the first paper and wool mills in Georgetown, Kentucky. But for all his industries, it was his gift as a distiller and an innovator that brought him his greatest acclaim.
The bourbon has a nice roundness to its mouthfeel that makes it a joy to sip, but it's more of a blunt oaky and sweet vanilla flavor hit, than a complex array of flavors. That said, it's an enjoyable sip. Cinnamon and oak aftertaste that does a good job lingering long after the sip.