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Elijah Craig 20 Year Old

Elijah Craig 20 Year Old

 

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•  Single Barrel
•  Aged 20 years
•  Rich and balanced
•  ABV 45%, 75cl

 


















 

Elijah Craig 20 Year Old is a single barrel bourbon whisky. It is made by Heaven Hill in limited quantities as a result of the distillery having to suspend production of the more mainstream 18 year old single barrel in order to manage stock levels. They wanted to keep up the tradition of producing very old single barrel bourbons (Elijah Craig 18 Year Old can occasionally still be picked up at some specialist online retailers in the UK).

Elijah Craig 20 Year Old was named the 2012 North American Whiskey of the Year. The bottles now available in the UK are drawn from the same lot of barrels that produced the award-winner.

It is a single barrel bourbon that, as the name suggests, has been aged for an incredibly long 20 years. The influence of the barrel is unmistakable.

That is a fitting fact, given the heritage of the brand. It all started with an 18th century Baptist preacher, Elijah Craig, who is said to have been one of the first distillers to use charred oak barrels to age his whisky.

Elijah Craig 20 Year Old is rare, the brand is steeped in history and, given it is a 20 year old single barrel bourbon, it stands out from the crowd. Most importantly, though, it is good, rich and very well balanced.





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 Heaven Hill Distilleries, Bardstown, Kentucky, USA
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