Whisky "Elijah Craig" Barrel Proof, 0.7 L
Exceptional deep orange-yellow color is the hallmark of aged bourbon.
Surprisingly juicy taste of bourbon filled with light shades of sweet fruit, orange marmalade, spices and seasonings, and burnt oak. This drink should be given in a glass of warm up for a couple of minutes, exhale active alcohols to experience full-bodied, a little greasy, sticky, sweet walnut and oak flavor. Aftertaste - good length with toasty notes of oak and creamy sweets.
Bright colors fill bourbon flavor of honey, sweet corn, vanilla, brown sugar and oak notes.
Whiskey drink slowly, adding a glass of ice or water, enjoying every sip. The perfect drink to drink cold evening by the fireplace.
"Elijah Craig" 12 Years Old - bourbon premium 12 Year Old, manufactured by Heaven Hill Distillery. It is believed that invented bourbon Baptist preacher Elijah Craig, who was an educator and entrepreneur, founded his own factory. Elijah Craig improved local distilled corn liquor, aged him in burnt oak barrels to produce the well-known noble "real" bourbon. Today Bourbons "Elijah Craig" - one of the most popular brands of bourbon.
There are several versions of the origin of the name bourbon. One option - on behalf of the territory in Virginia, was named in honor of the French Bourbon kings that helped the United States in the war against England. The second option - on behalf of the neighboring factory Elijah Craig territory Fayette, named in honor of Gilbert du Moutier, the Marquis de Lafayette, who was a member of the Bourbon dynasty. By the end of the XVIII century on these and adjacent areas there are dozens, if not hundreds, of distilleries producing different kinds of whiskey. Therefore, to distinguish whiskey made on the basis of corn, traditionally produced from rye and wheat, gave the name of bourbon.
The composition of bourbon "Elijah Craig" must include 51% of corn, and the rest consists of different wheat varieties. Fortress of alcohol in the distillation should not exceed 80%. The significant difference is the absence of the bourbon stage malting grain. Basically wine material after distillation is filtered through charcoal maple. Bourbon "Elijah Craig" 12 YO is aged in barrels for 12 years. During this time, about 2/3 of the total goes to the share of an angel, and the rest is bottled with preliminary measurements of the fortress. Its size must not exceed 47%.
Bourbon "Elijah Craig" 12 Years Old is a winner of many awards and honors, including:
2013 - Double Gold Medal at the "San Francisco World Spirits Competition";
2010 - Double Gold Medal at the "WSWA Spirits Tasting Competition";
2007 - Gold Medal at the "San Francisco World Spirits Competition";
2001, 2003, 2004. - Double Gold at the "San Francisco World Spirits Competition".
History of Heaven Hill Distilleries began after the repeal of Prohibition in 1934, the year. Shapiro brothers founded the first distillery and decided to call it William Heavenhill - in honor of the military, who became famous during the war with the Indians, but when registering a mistake and booked the plant as "Heaven Hill" (Rye Hill). Decided not to correct the error. November 7, 1996 in the town of Bardstown there was a fire, the building of the distillery burned to the ground. Along with him were killed and 29 million liters of whiskey, which is 2% of the total reserves of the United States. Eyewitnesses tell of the events as aged bourbon was spreading around in the form of burning rivers. New home for "Haven Hill" was the distillery Bernheim, purchased from Diageo. At the time of the transfer of production to a new location, the company bought up whiskey from other manufacturers, selling it under their own brands, and sometimes even at the time of renting a distillery to produce bourbon in its formulation.
For many generations the family Shapiro steadily build a business through the development of the domestic brand, line extension range, advertising and strategic acquisitions. Thanks to the perfect start-up capital, managerial skills and family invited as an expert known Earl Beam, "Haven Hill" is one of the largest holdings of America. At the present time, the company ranked # 2 for the production of whiskey in his country and produces about 200 different brands.
The company's success is based on a large number of brands for the possibility of competition. But this does not prevent them from taking care of his every brand and respond to the needs of each client. Thanks to innovative technologies, such as additional aging, high quality, packaging and craftsmanship, Haven Hill may well compete with other big companies.