Elijah Craig Sweet Baby Jesus Private Barrel Bourbon
We managed to get our hands on a few bottlings of this special private barrel of 12 years aged Elijah Craig bourbon, which comes from the collect of Master barrel pickers Mitch Pats & Frankie Ment. Over 30 years of combined knowledge, craft and experience.
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 Bourbon is an homage to Craig and his unique legacy. This private barrel of 12 years aged bourbon comes from the collect of Master barrel pickers Mitch Pats & Frankie Ment with over 30 years of combined knowledge, craft and experience. Their Sweet Baby Jesus is a complex, full-bodied spirit with sweet notes of caramel, vanilla, honeyed fruit notes, oak, and marzipan. So good it’ll have you saying “sweeeeet baby Jesus." Pick up your bottle today while you still can!
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Heaven Hill|
From the collect of Master barrel pickers Mitch Pats & Frankie Ment. Over 30 years of combined knowledge, craft and experience. Color: Great legs in the glass(great oil levels) Nose: Toasted marshmallow, caramel, a touch of leather, soft citrus (orange) a little ethanol but not over powering. Taste: Sweet light burnt sugars, a little oak, oily( mouth coating) a little buttery, get the hug in the mid palate, lingers nicely, the oak comes in late in the finish. Overall: Great balance. What I would call a toasted marshmallow. An all night drinker. A very inviting bourbon.
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