Excerpt: Elijah Craig Rye Whiskey is a nice expression of the Heaven Hill rye mash. It pulls out more of that cereal corn sweetness found in their bourbons that neither the Rittenhouse Bonded nor the Pikesville Rye really put on display – yet it retains a good spiciness. A worthy addition to the Elijah Craig line… now we just need the ECBPR!
Excerpt: All told, Elijah Craig’s rye is a solid example of the style, and if the pricing holds it’s destined to fill a role as a cocktail workhorse in higher-class establishments. That said, don’t be afraid to sip it solo, either. Distribution is limited for the time being, so if you can’t find it, stay tuned.
Excerpt: The flavor is pretty darn good given the price, and I think it will be something many people will begin to either drink neat or use in cocktails. This makes me wonder: will they come out with a barrel proof variant as well?
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A new product from Heaven Hill this year, Elijah Craig rye is a NAS, 51% rye release. While hordes of bloggers across the web are receiving their free bottles, there seems to be quite a buzz. Let's see how it is.
Sweet brown sugar. Toffee, faint cocoa, nice pepper and clove, rye spice.
Thin mouth feel but no heat. Sweet cream, vanilla, cocoa, light pepper, musty grains.
Short, a bit hot, some pepper and creamy vanilla.
Not great, it’s young and thin, and clearly a low rye mashbill. I’ll have Baby Saz.
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