Elijah Craig has unveiled a new, exceptional addition to its esteemed lineup: Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. This extra-aged, meticulously crafted Rye promises to intrigue and satisfy even the most discerning whiskey aficionados. Crafted with a traditional American Straight Rye Whiskey recipe, Elijah Craig Rye boasts a mash bill of 51% rye, 35% corn, and 14% malted barley. 

This grain blend, featuring a significant corn component, harks back to the post-Prohibition era’s Kentucky Bourbon distilling practices. It’s the same mash bill that’s driving today’s Rye renaissance among both brands and consumers.

Visually, Elijah Craig Rye presents a rich chestnut hue. The aroma is a blend of dark chocolate, spices, and a whisper of smoke. On the palate, it delivers a robust profile with initial notes of baking spices and honey’s warmth and sweetness, transitioning smoothly into a refined oak finish. The result is a buttery, full-bodied mouthfeel that lingers pleasantly.

The hallmark of Elijah Craig’s spirits is their extra-ageing process, and the Rye is no exception. This dedication to prolonged maturation imparts a greater complexity and depth of flavour, resulting in a spirit that is rich and enduring. The Rye maintains the brand’s commitment to quality and is presented in the iconic Elijah Craig bottle, adorned with earthy green accents on the labels.

Elijah Craig’s legacy of innovation began in 1789 when he founded his distillery and became the first to char oak barrels for Bourbon production, which earned him the title of ‘The Father of Bourbon’. This pioneering spirit continues today through the award-winning range of Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskies, now extending its reach to Australia.

Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey is now available for purchase at Boozebud for $93.90 RRP.