In 1789, Elijah Craig became the first distiller to age his whiskey in new charred oak barrels. Some claim that an accidental fire charred his barrels and changed the whiskey inside. Others say he stored his whiskey in former sugar barrels and was impressed with how charring improved the flavour.
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
The brand carries the name of the Rev. Elijah Craig, the man who discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon.
“Pure sweetness, honey, marzipan, and wildflower notes. The sweet drive is nicely backed with drying oak on the pronounced finish.” – whisky advocate