January’s Bourbon of the Month is Elijah Craig Small Batch!
It’s hard to find fault with a bourbon this complex in this price range. At $35 or less, Elijah Craig remains a popular value buy amongst discerning bourbon drinkers, and is a staple of many bourbon bars. At 94 proof, it’s just the right ABV to sip neat or with a splash of water. Adding some distilled water opens up those citrus notes on the nose, but doesn’t greatly affect flavor. Ice begins to overwhelm this bourbon, but its price makes it attractive in some bourbon cocktails such as the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan. If you must drink this on the rocks, limit yourself to one small cube; just enough to cool down the liquor.
Elijah Craig is worthy of its praise, and drinks like a bourbon of a much higher price tag.
ModernThirst.com score: 89 out of 100 Points.
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Kicking things off, I had a healthy pour of Elijah Craig while watching the latest Brooklyn Nine Nine.