Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey Review


Contrary to my fiancee’s stern belief, Elijah Craig is not actor Daniel Craig’s brother.  Elijah Craig was a Baptist preacher who, according to some bourbon stories, is credited with inventing what we know as bourbon in the late 1700s.  It makes for an interesting read, especially as you’re enjoying a glass of what else – Elijah Craig 12 years old.  On to the bourbon…

This one’s a great middle-of-the-road bourbon.  That’s not a bad thing.   Not too sweet and not too spicy.   At 94 proof, Elijah Craig 12 is full of flavor, but it’s balanced and never boring.  I noticed some caramel, brown sugar, and strangely enough some licorice while tasting it.  Nothing like Herbsaint or Absinthe, but just a small whiff of licorice.

The finish is short, sweet, and a little woody.


At $25 or so, Elijah Craig 12 years old might be the best deal out there.  Heaven Hill Distilleries also makes a 20 year expression at a significantly higher price.  I’m not saying don’t buy that one, but their 12 year old seems like a steal.

Get yourself a bottle.  9/10

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