Elijah Craig Bourbon

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Elijah Craig

About Elijah Craig Bourbon

Founder: Parker Beam and Max Shapira
Year Founded: 1986
Distillery Location: Bardstown, Kentucky

Visitor Center:

Heaven Hill Distillery and Bourbon Heritage Center
1311 Gilkey Run Road
Bardstown, KY

Master Distiller / Blender: Parker Beam and Craig Beam

Elijah Craig Bourbon Essential Facts

  • Heaven Hill claims that Elijah Craig was the first small-batch bourbon ever created.
  • The brand is named for Reverend Elijah Craig who is said to have stumbled upon the idea of aging bourbon in charred oak when he stored his alcohol in fire-damaged barrels.

How you should drink Elijah Craig Bourbon

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda
  • With ginger ale

Types of Elijah Craig Bourbon Available

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  1. KipFromMI says

    Great bourbon. This was a Christmas gift from my wife and it’s fantastic. You get a hint of vanilla on the nose and a very smooth, oakey taste. It goes down easy but has a bit of punch to it. I prefer it neat but a bit of water doesn’t hurt much. I would highly recommend it.


  2. henryclay says

    i’m interested in your elijah craig if is still available you can let me know asap.

  3. Haim Barad says

    Definitely my favorite bourbon – the 18 year old is worth the extra expense. We featured it on DrinkedIn a while back (http://drinkedin.net/bourbon/heaven-hill-elijah-craig) and every sip was worth it. Great bourbon!

  4. Great small batch whiskey from a truly craft distiller

  5. Where can I get Elijah Craig 18year I am sad

  6. I bought my hubby an Elijah Craig wooden putter a month or so ago. It putts great…any idea where it came from????? Promotional item???

    • The Elijah Craig 18y. is currently out of production and out of stock, everywhere. If you happen across one, BUY IT! It is manufactured by Heaven Hill Distilleries. It won’t be back on the shelves until after January 2013. They are pushing the 20yr old but at $120-$150, this is significantly more costly.

  7. This is one of the best bourbons on the market. Elijah Craig was the man credited with creating bourbon (http://www.bourbonoftheday.com/elijah-craig/) and opening the first distillery in Kentucky. I have a drinking bottle of 12, a bottle of 21 and a bottle of cask strength!

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