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ELIJAH CRAIG 12 ans Demi Gallon
Straight Bourbon, United States / Kentucky, 175cl, Ref: 13445
Expert Reviews9.25/10 par Jim Murray : "On approche de la perfection."
- Appearance : cuivrée à reflets orangés.
- Nose : marqué par des notes de chêne blanc (beurre, amande) et de fruits confits (orange, citron), il se développe sur des notes de maïs, de seigle et d'encaustique.
- Palate : puissante, généreuse, elle se révèle immédiatement fleurie (rose, violette) et très épicée (poivre, bâton de réglisse). Elle évolue sur la menthe, la noix de coco et le genêt.
- Overall : persistante, crémeuse, elle évoque la vanille et le beurre frais. Rémanence de fruits (orange), d'épices (cannelle) et de cuir noble (Cordoue).
- The brand
Elijah Craig is part of a small series of American whiskies whose brands, created by the Heaven Hill company, pay tribute to the historic pioneers of bourbon. Elijah Craig was an American reverend with Scottish origins who was often claimed to have been the inventor of bourbon and began producing whisky as early as 1795. The range consists of two main products: Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Small Batch (a blend of at least 100 casks) and, since 1995, Elijah Craig 18 Year Old Single Barrel - both of which are much loved by connoisseurs and often awarded prizes at competitions. The range also includes, on very rare occasions, one-off bottlings, such as the 20 year old single barrel released in 2011.
The distilleryAmerica's largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer and marketer, Heaven Hill Brands has grown beyond its traditional roots as a Bourbon distiller to become the country's seventh largest overall distilled spirits producer and marketer with a portfolio of well-known, innovative and relevant products. Heaven Hill remains the world's second largest holder of Bourbon Whiskey and produces some of the most successful distilled spirits brands in the U.S.