Size750mLProof120.8 (60.4% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Elijah Craig's Barrel Proof Bourbon is an institution. Batch A122 is the first Barrel Proof release of 2022. Aged 12 years, uncut, and non-chill filtered, it's a magnificent bourbon that's bottled at 120.8 proof.
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About Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A122 Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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 has become a household name in the world of bourbon, and not without reason.
Made in the same tradition as Elijah Craig’s other award-winning bourbons, Barrel Proof is without a shadow of a doubt an essential experience for bourbon lovers: aged 12 years, uncut, straight from the barrel, and non-chill filtered. The proof for each barrel varies from batch to batch, making each bottle unique. The first letter of each batch number indicates which of that year’s releases the bottle was a part of. Beginning with “A,” the second digit determines the month the bottle was released, followed by the year. Batch A122 was distilled from a mash bill of 78% corn, 12% malted barley, and 10% rye. Bottled at 120.8 proof, it's the first Barrel Proof release of 2022.
Grab a bottle of this exceptional barrel-proof bourbon today!
About Elijah Craig
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.
There are not many things more American than bourbon, and although most of it is produced in Kentucky, it can be produced all over the USA. It must be made with at least 51% corn and bottled at 40% ABV or higher. So why not give this American classic a try?
The nose opens sweet with caramel, honey, stone fruit, oak, vanilla, and baking spice notes. The palate is oaky with caramel, orange zest, and spice. The finish is long and warming with oak, spice, fruit, and hints of leather.