The use of fresh, 'virgin' American Oak barrels is one of the key contributors to the overall flavour of Kentucky Bourbons, bold with spice, vanilla and a strong woody influence.
America has seen a considerable growth of craft and small-scale producers, many of which are eschewing the traditional styles, offering a more diverse range of grains, casks and types of whiskey being produced.
American Whiskey — Elijah Craig
Elijah Craig 'Small Batch' 47%
The Reverend Elijah Craig etched his name into the history books of American whiskey as a pioneer of cask maturation - he was among the first to age his white dog spirit in charred oak barrels, a process now at the heart of bourbon making. The aroma is complex and sweet, with sour citrus fruit, vanilla bean and plenty of caramel, moving to a ric...