Elijah Craig Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey, Bardstown, Kentucky (750ml)
In October 2019, Heaven Hill announced the launch of Elijah Craig Straight Rye. Producer Notes ~ “Elijah Craig Rye is made as a traditional American Straight Rye Whiskey with 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. This combination of grains, which relies heavily on corn as the secondary grain rather than a higher percentage of rye, has been the primary Rye mashbill used by Kentucky Bourbon distilleries since taking over virtually all American Rye production post-Prohibition; the same mashbill directly responsible for the Rye resurgence seen today.
Elijah Craig Rye originates from Heaven Hill’s 51% rye mashbill, which also includes Pikesville Rye and Rittenhouse Rye brands. This mashbill is often referred to as a “barely legal rye” mashbill as it contains the bare minimum 51% rye required by law. Distinctive spice from the rye grains balanced with the sweetness from the corn. The palate offers hints of chocolate with a lingering finish of soft smoke.