ELIJAH CRAIG 9 ans Single Barrel LMDW Cellar Book 47%
Bourbon, United States / Kentucky, 70cl, Ref: 53534
This Elijah Craig Single Barrel selected by La Maison du Whisky successfully raises classicism to the ranks of art. To reach such a high level of quality, it has above all taken the secret passages leading to Heaven Hill. Along the way, it has slowly and at length soaked up all its indigenous aromas and flavours to craft the most authentic aromatic and gustatory palette possible. Still not satisfied, after arriving at its destination, it then rushed into the distillery to completely immerse itself in an atmosphere filled with the noble essences of oak.
Profile: the rich initial nose is a subtle blend of citrus fruit, red fruit, honey and spice. Ethereal, it then becomes floral (lilac, peony) and delicately woody (oak). The sharp attack is on the one hand fruity and cereal (maize, rye) and on the other spicy, lemony and vanilla. The silky finish is roasted and lush (coriander, oregano). White peach brings lots of juice to the end of the palate. The retro-nasal olfaction is tertiary (date, mushroom).
USA, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - 47%, 70cl
Single Barrel #5170073
Limited edition of 240 bottles
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- Appearance : yellow copper with glints of burnished gold.
- Nose : both refined and rich. A subtle blend of orange zest, red fruit (raspberry, strawberry), heather honey, apricot, walnut and spice (cinnamon, star anise), the initial nose boasts wonderful classicism. Very ethereal, it develops into heady florals (lilac, peony, rose), maize and precious wood (wax, cedar). Rhubarb and chestnut gradually adorn the aromatic palette.
- Palate : lively, sharp. Stronger spices (nutmeg, clove) punctuate the entire gustatory palette. On one side of this dividing line, we find quince jelly, mango, guava and cereal (maize, rye). On the other, the same spices, with increased power. They are accompanied by lime, salted butter caramel, vanilla and grated ginger.
- Overall : long, silky. A very refined wood fills the palate in spicy, vanilla notes. Gradually the finish becomes roasted (coffee, toast). Delicate notes of coriander and oregano bring the end of the palate lots of length. Utterly sublime white peach then appears. The retro-nasal olfaction offers a juicy marmalade. The empty glass is characterized by saffron, maize, vanilla and tertiary notes (damp earth, mushroom, date).
- 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.
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