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Elijah Craig Single Barrel Reviews (Complete Guide)

Last updated Oct 18, 2020 | Published on Oct 17, 2020


by Matty Sims

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Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon should be a staple in your bourbon dailies. It has the sweet and spice similar to Weller Antique but Elijah Craig has more in terms of oak. For those who love oak notes in their bourbon Elijah Craig Single Barrels are your huckleberry.

Because of that developed flavor of oak and sweet, Elijah Craig Single Barrels have all star potential. For $30 (in most cases) you can’t beat picking a Elijah Craig store pick and rolling the dice on greatness.

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Elijah Craig Single Barrel Beverage Superstore Pick

Elijah Craig Single Barrel Beverage Superstore

Elijah Craig Small Batch is a staple for my collection. It’s a solid drinker, at a great price, and pairs great with a variety of cigars. For my palate, it’s a summer bourbon because of the rich fruit notes that often pop.

This particular picks comes from one of my fav stops in GA. They consistently pick solid bourbons and whiskeys.


Thick and oily


Fresh summer fruit. Tart Granny Smith apples and strawberries. Heavy whipped cream with lemon zest. Subtle oak.


Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and tart apples dance on the front of the palate but are quickly moved off center stage when the oak enters mid palate. It warms the entire mouth and brings along subtle leather notes.

It moves from fresh and crisp to oaky fast.


The finish is an oak tree’s love child. It’s full flavored, robust and complex.

Verdict – The Bourbon Bard Silver (87)

This barrel pick is a perfect pick for people who love oak. It’s not naked oak but balanced within a bouquet of fruit flavors. That marriage of oak and sweetness is a hallmark of Elijah Craig.

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Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is the Editor-in-Chief at a digital media company. LeAnn (his wife) and his daughters Claire, Maddy, and Adele along with a brand new pup Booker live in Taylors, SC, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He enjoys cracking a well-aged bottle of bourbon with friends and sharing stories, or cracking one of his favorite daily sippers on the back porch while the pup and his kids play in the backyard. He is a storyteller at heart, and Bourbon has deep roots in storytelling.

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