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Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel

Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel bottle

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Vitals

Style
Bourbon (
Straight
)
Proof
94
MSRP (2020)
$50
Age
Not stated
Mashbill
78% corn, 12% malted barley, 10% rye
Bottler
Family
Availability
Limited Release
Finishing
Finished in an 18-month air dried oak barrel, toasted and then flash-charred using a moderate toast temperature and toast time
Format
750mL

What You Should Know

  • Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel¬†begins with fully matured Elijah Craig Small Batch, which is dumped and then re-entered at barrel proof into a second, custom toasted new oak barrel.
  • This release is bottled at Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon and Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey's traditional 94j proof.
  • Finishing time and char levels are¬†undisclosed, but the custom barrels are made by Independent Stave Company from 18-month air dried oak.
  • Heaven Hill describes the taste as "big, rich and complex with spice and pepper notes that fade into milk chocolate with a hint of smoke as the finish lingers with chocolate and baking spices."
  • Only charred new American oak barrels are used throughout the process to maintain the standards of identity class and type designation for Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

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