The creation of Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel starts with fully mature Elijah Craig Small Batch, already rested in Level 3 charred barrels. It is then re-barreled in custom toasted new oak barrels and rested for months. The second barreling in the toasted oak barrels imparts flavors of dark sugar and sweetness that harmoniously balance with the smokiness of the bourbon.
“Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel pays homage to our namesake’s pioneering spirit as the first to char oak barrels through thoughtful innovation in the barrel-aging process,” said Max Stefka, Elijah Craig Senior Brand Manager. “It was a pleasure partnering with Independent Stave Company to create a custom toast profile and char level designed to best complement fully matured Elijah Craig. Twice barreled for nuanced flavor, Toasted Barrel showcases a Straight Bourbon process unique in the marketplace.”
The rich amber color brings an essence of toasted oak and marshmallow laced with scents of rich caramel and baking spices. The initial flavors of baking spices lead to peppery notes that fade with a hint of oak smoke and chocolate. The baking spices and chocolate flavors linger, finishing out warm and long.
This is the perfect bourbon to sip neat, especially after a particularly messy day.
Bottled at 47% ABV - 94 Proof