The Straight Rye version of the famous Elijah Craig Bourbon Kentucky is finally available.
Produced with native rye from the state of Kentucky, it has a broader and fuller bouquet of aromas.
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon is a widely distributed, generally easily available, and generally well-known bourbon.
In October 2019, Heaven Hill announced the launch of Elijah Craig Straight Rye, which would be packaged and priced similarly to its bourbon counterpart featuring a new bottle decoration, face, side and neck labels with green features .
According to the company's press release, "Elijah Craig Rye is produced as a traditional American Straight Rye whiskey with 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley.
This grain combination, which relies heavily on corn as a secondary grain rather than a higher percentage of rye, has been the primary rye mashbill used by Kentucky Bourbon distilleries since it took over virtually all American rye production after prohibition; the same mashbill directly responsible for the Rye resurgence seen today."
Aroma: Black pepper and summer fruits intertwine with a herbaceous bouquet. Mild in their intensity the aromas find the middle ground between the blasé and the inviting.
Taste: Surprisingly sweet; The kettle corn and caramel sweetness come first. Followed by a mix of allspice, nutmeg and rye grains. The sweetness, however, remains and begins to increase in the finish. Light body and light in its intensity overall.
Finish: Good length, creamy and intense with notes of oak.
You can pair the Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye with a fragrant and smooth Arturo Fuente cigar.