Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - This bold and expressive whiskey has aromas of candied citrus and spiced cornbread aromas on the nose. What follows on the palate are full-throated classic bourbon flavors, tempered by rich notes of vanilla and soft spices. Formidably complex. -2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Excellent, Highly Recommended) (Tried & True Award).April/2019
Whisky Advocate 87 points - A solid, basic bourbon, with pure sweetness, honey, marzipan, and wildflower notes. The sweet drive is nicely backed with drying oak on the pronounced finish, like sucking on a sweet and woody cherry Popsicle stick. A simple and enjoyable crowd pleaser, and smaller sibling to the Barrel Proof, our 2017 Whisky of the Year. Reviewed by: Jeffery Lindenmuth (Fall 2018).October/2018
Bottled exclusively from a dumping of 200 barrels or less, the brand carries the name of the Rev. Elijah Craig, the man who discovered the method of making true Kentucky Bourbon when he stored his wares in barrels that had been charred in a fire.