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Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon 1.75 ML
Elijah Craig Bourbon

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Elijah Craig is a super-premium bourbon whiskey produced by the Heaven Hill Distillery company. The company is headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky, and its distillery called the Heaven Hill Bernheim distillery is in Louisville, Kentucky.

In approximately 1789, Craig founded a distillery. About a century later, the Rev. Craig was dubiously claimed to have been the inventor of Bourbon whiskey by being the first to age the distillation in charred oak casks, "a process that gives the bourbon its reddish color and unique taste." The Heaven Hill company uses this claim in its advertising of their product.

Bourbon whiskey derives its name from the general area originally established as Bourbon County, which was originally established as the name of a county in Virginia, in honor of the French royal House of Bourbon family. The naming was a gesture of gratitude, as France had assisted the colonial rebellion in the U.S. revolutionary war against England. However, although the borders and naming of the counties in the area shifted over time, Rev. Craig's distillery site has never actually been in a county named Bourbon County. When founded, the distillery was in the nearby territory of the original Fayette County of Virginia, which had been named in honor of the noted Revolutionary War Gen. Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette who was a member of the House of Bourbon. Later government actions would name the area as Woodford County in 1788, and then as Scott County in 1792. The area became part of Kentucky when the state was created from part of Virginia in 1792.

According to local lore, the Rev. Craig suffered a fire in the 1780s that fried his whisky barrels, and was too cheap to get new casks. That made him the first in the country to age corn-based whisky in charred oak casks, and it turned out to be the right call – the casks gave the drink the golden brown color it has today, as well as the undercurrent of smoke, caramel, and vanilla flavors that many taste in bourbon.

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