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Elijah Craig

Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey: A Testament to Craft and Balance

Redefining Rye with Tradition and Innovation

Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey marks a significant milestone in the storied history of the Elijah Craig family, introducing the first extra-aged Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey to its award-winning collection. This exceptional spirit embodies a unique blend of spicy rye grains and sweet corn, meticulously crafted to achieve a harmony of flavor and smoothness that sets it apart in American whiskey.

Awards and Recognition

The quality and excellence of Elijah Craig Straight Rye have been recognized and celebrated across the spirits world, earning prestigious accolades including Platinum Best of Class at the SIP Awards 2020, Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in both 2021 and 2022, and a place among the Top 10 of 2020 by Whisky Advocate. These honors underscore the whiskey's outstanding character and craftsmanship.

Mashbill Mastery

At the heart of Elijah Craig Straight Rye is its distinctive mashbill, consisting of 51% rye grain, 35% corn, and 14% barley. This careful selection of grains, adhering to the legal requirement for American Rye Whiskey, creates a robust foundation for the whiskey's complex flavor profile, distinguishing it from its bourbon counterparts and showcasing the distillery's commitment to innovation and quality.

A Symphony of Sensory Experience

Described by Fred Minnick as a cascade of spices ranging from cinnamon to black pepper, Elijah Craig Straight Rye offers a rich and immersive tasting experience. Its medium chestnut color introduces a nose of dark chocolate and spices and a subtle smokiness, leading to a palate rich in baking spices, honey, and smooth oak influence. The long and lingering finish leaves a memorable impression of warmth and complexity.

Crafting Classics: The Manhattan

Elijah Craig Straight Rye is not just a whiskey to be savored on its own but also the perfect base for classic cocktails like The Manhattan. Its 94-proof strength balances beautifully with sweet vermouth and Angostura® Bitters, creating a timeless drink that celebrates the spirit's versatility and rich flavor.

The Legacy of Elijah Craig Distillery

Rooted in history and innovation, Elijah Craig Distillery's legacy dates back to 1789, when Elijah Craig became a pioneer in aging whiskey in new charred oak barrels. The distillery's commitment to the four essential elements of bourbon-making—grain, water, fire, and time—combined with the master distillers' expertise results in expressions of whiskey that are indeed greater than the sum of their parts.

A Celebration of Craft

Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is a testament to the distillery's relentless pursuit of excellence. From the selection of grains to the precision of aging, every aspect of its creation reflects a dedication to producing whiskey of unmatched quality and character. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks or as part of a classic cocktail, Elijah Craig Straight Rye invites connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike to explore the depth and breadth of American whiskey craftsmanship.


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