Elijah Craig

Straight Rye

ABV 47%
REVIEWED Issue 167
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Brand: Elijah Craig
Expression: Straight Rye
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 47%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 167
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Zingy, lots of fresh citrus and feels more alcoholic than it is, lots of spice, dried cherries, coconut macaroons with dark chocolate, a sawmill in the heat and packing crates.
Palate: Plenty of wood tones to open with, vanilla and coconut, apricots in custard then builds with pepper spice, prawns in sweet chilli sauce.
Finish: Just keeps on going with plenty of rye bread spice and a little chilli prickle.
Comment: There’s a reason rye is regaining its crown, this shows why. Brilliant.
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Initially brilliantly fresh and grassy with aromas of warm rye bread, before toasted oak, coconut sorbet and vanilla custard.
Palate: Starts out soft and caramel-driven before the spicy rye creeps in with warm oak spice zing, mango leather and apple cake.
Finish: A little dry but warm and long.
Comment: Comments: Nicely balanced, a solid rye whiskey indeed.
Visit the distillery
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
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