About Elijah Craig Bourbon
Founder: Parker Beam and Max Shapira
Year Founded: 1986
Distillery Location: Bardstown, Kentucky
Heaven Hill Distillery and Bourbon Heritage Center
1311 Gilkey Run Road
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
- On the rocks
- With a bit of water
- With club soda
- With ginger ale