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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon

Bourbon /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States




Product Details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
40%
Tasting Notes
Apple, Bold, Caramel, Cinnamon, Oak, Pepper, Vanilla
Years Aged
12
Base Ingredients
Barley, Corn
Food Pairing
Beef, Cheese - Hard Aged, Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Dessert - Fruit, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Nuts

Product Description

Named 'Whisky of the Year' by Whisky Advocate, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is to experience Bourbon in its purest form: uncut, straight from the barrel, without chill filtering.

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Community Reviews

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  • Matt
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Nov 25 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

    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
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Nov 23 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

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

  • Grace
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Nov 23 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

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

  • Timothy
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Nov 23 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

    Excellent taste, smooth and very drinkable.

  • John
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Nov 9 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

    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
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Nov 6 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

    Great pour, balanced and reasonably priced.

  • DamonOct 27 2021

    This is so so so good

  • Jeremy
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Oct 17 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

    One of the best EXBP. I have them all.

  • Adam
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com
    Aug 24 2021
    Reviewed at elijahcraig.com

    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.

  • Terry
    Reviewed at heavenhilldistillery.com
    Aug 6 2021
    Reviewed at heavenhilldistillery.com

    Don't be afraid of the high proof of the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. Very smooth rich flavor is easy to sip at this high proof due to its high quality and years of mellowing.

FAQs

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.