The launch of Elijah Craig’s Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey has been announced, with the new extra-aged arrival affording whiskey fans with the opportunity to challenge their palate.
Elijah Craig Rye’s mash bill comprises 51 per cent rye, 35 per cent corn and 14 per cent malted barley, made in the style of a traditional American straight rye whiskey.
Using the method of extra-ageing is a mainstay of the Elijah Craig portfolio and this rye will be no exception, resulting in a sweet and spicy liquid. Not only is the liquid recognisably Elijah Craig, but also the packaging, however, it is distinguishable in the collection due to its face, side and neck labels with green features.
“Elijah Craig was a larger-than-life innovator and the new Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey celebrates his bold reputation,” said Heaven Hill master distiller, Conor O’Driscoll. “Heaven Hill Distillery has the privilege within its vast inventory and distilling expertise to create American Whiskeys consumers desire. Elijah Craig Rye celebrates the heritage of Rye Whiskey in Kentucky and adds another quality option to an award-winning lineup of specially crafted whiskeys.”
With an SRP of $29.99, Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey will first launch in the limited markets of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon in January 2020.