Elijah Craig has announced the release of its new expression, finished in custom toasted new oak barrels, made with the spirit of innovation in mind.
The Toasted Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the latest extension to the Elijah Craig family.
“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 barrelled for nuanced flavor, Toasted Barrel showcases a Straight Bourbon process unique in the marketplace.”
In 1789, Elijah Craig was the first to char oak Barrels to make Bourbon, earning his place in history as the “Father of Bourbon.” This Toasted Barrel expression celebrates his pioneering spirit by pushing the Bourbon barrel-aging process a step further. Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel is bottled at 94 proof, consistent with Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon and Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey.
With an SRP of $49.99, Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel will launch nationally on an allocated basis this September.