About Elijah Craig 21 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Following the defeat of the British at the Battle of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War, the territory west of the Appalachian mountains became known as Kentucky County. At the time, the territory was considered part of Virginia, and was overseen by a military governor named John J. Bowman
. In order to encourage westward expansion, Virginia issued pioneers who agreed to settle in Kentucky County "corn writs,"which granted the pioneers 60 acres of land if they agreed to settle in Kentucky and start farming corn.
One year after the defeat of the British, a Baptist minister named Elijah Craig emigrated to Fayette County (today, a part of the State of Kentucky) and purchased 1,000 acres of land in a town named Lebanon. In 1789, Craig built a distillery on his farm and is credited with being the first person to mature bourbon in charred, oak casks, earning him the title "Father of Bourbon Whiskey."
Elijah Craig Limited Edition 21 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to Craig's unique legacy. "A number of years ago, we carefully identified several hundred barrels in our best rickhouses," says 7th generation master distiller Craig Beam, "and these are the source for this very special 21-Year-Old and for future Elijah Craig Single Barrel editions. These are some of the best older barrels of traditional rye-based bourbon we have in our inventory."
Elijah Craig 21 Year Old Bourbon has an aroma of buttered bread, oak and caramel. The bourbon is full-bodied, with notes of cinnamon, crème brÃ»lée, roasted corn, candied walnuts and buttered popcorn that lead to a tangy finish accented by touches of caramel, vanilla and orange. The bourbon was named one of the four bourbons to try this fall by Whisky Advocate
, and makes a great gift during the holidays!
"With the success we have had with the Elijah Craig 20-Year-Old Single Barrel, and the 18-Year-Old before that, we are really looking forward to the release of this new 21-Year-Old bottling," say Beam.
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