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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon

Bourbon /60.4% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Product details

Kentucky, United States
Liquor Flavor
Caramel, Spiced, Vanilla
Tasting Notes
Apple, Bold, Caramel, Cinnamon, Oak, Pepper, Vanilla
Years Aged
Base Ingredients
Barley, Corn
Food Pairing
Beef, Cheese - Hard Aged, Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Dessert - Fruit, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Nuts

Product description

Experience the Bourbon that Whisky Advocate's international reviewers consistently ranked #1 in a blind taste test against hundreds of whiskies from around the world in 2017. To sip our Barrel Proof Bourbon is to experience Bourbon in its purest form—uncut, straight from the barrel, and without chill filtering. Each bottle is hand labeled with its unique proof and batch number but the nose, taste, and finish of every sip is pure Elijah Craig. With 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 Barrel Proof has won countless awards from some of the most accredited spirits competitions, including Whisky Advocate's Whisky of the Year, #2 Whiskey by Wine Enthusiast, Double Gold from San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Double Gold at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and Double Gold at the International World Spirits Competition, among many other distinctions. The aromoa is caramel with toasted oak, fruit notes of apple and orange. The taste is rich vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch along with spices of black pepper and cinnamon at the back of the palate. And its finish is nicely layered showcasing all flavors, with a slow linger as it cools

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  • Nathan
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    For a high proof Bourbon it was amazingly smooth and had well balanced taste of fruit and oak with a hint of spice.

  • Matt
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    I enjoy the favor profile and it has a smooth finish. A good price point makes this a good one to add to your collection.

  • Shawn L
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    One of the best around! Keep it in my collection when I can find it!

  • Grace
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    My husband really enjoyed this. The price was fair and he said it was really good.

  • Timothy
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    Excellent taste, smooth and very drinkable.

  • John
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    Ive sipped this wiskey for almost 3 decades ,the regular elijah and its been with me on all hunting trips to birthdays to wakes

  • Andre
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    Great pour, balanced and reasonably priced.

  • Damon

    This is so so so good

  • Jeremy
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    One of the best EXBP. I have them all.

  • Adam
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    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is an example of how all bourbons should taste. The incredible flavor packs a real punch and makes for the perfect sipping whiskey.


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.
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