Elijah Craig is a brand of Bourbon whisky made by the Heaven Hill distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky under the supervision of Master Distillers Parker and Craig Beam, who are descendants of Jim Beam.
Named after the Reverend Elijah Craig, who first introduced the process of aging raw corn distillate in charred oak barrels, Elijah Craig has two bottlings: a 12 year old, 94 proof Bourbon that is drawn from the middle and upper floors of traditional rickhouses and an 18 year old, 90 single barrel version that loses 66 percent of its volume to evaporation (called Angel's Share) over the 18 years it spends in the barrel.
Some popular cocktails containing Elijah Craig
- Gun For Hire — Bourbon, Averna, Herbal liqueur, Bitters, Islay Scotch
- Paper Plane — Amaro Nonino, Aperol, Bourbon, Lemon juice
- The Sherpa — Bourbon, Allspice Dram, Curaçao, Orange bitters, Lemon peel
- A Roman Holiday in Kentucky — Bourbon, Herbal liqueur, Campari, Sambuca, Peychaud's Bitters
- Frost on the Blossoms — Bourbon, Dry vermouth, Cherry Liqueur, Bitters, Maple syrup