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Elijah Craig Beer Barrel Finish Bourbon

Elijah Craig Beer Barrel Finish Bourbon

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So this Elijah Craig Beer Barrel Finish Bourbon is super cool. It all began when Heaven Hill made a batch of their Elijah Craig Bourbon. It turns out that wasn’t just any Elijah Craig, it was the Elijah Craig that was crowned Whiskey of the Year back in 2018! The folks at Heaven Hill didn’t just chop up those empty barrels and use them for kindling. Oh, no. They sent those barrels to the fine folks at Goose Island Beer Company in Chicago. I know what you are thinking. They made planters out of them to decorate their breweries and tap rooms. Well, that’s not quite correct. They made one heck of an imperial stout and aged it for a year in those barrels. Then they released it on Black Friday 2018 as Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, one of my favorite beers!

Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon Review

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Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon is the latest addition to the Elijah Craig line. The original Elijah Craig bourbon is finished in a second “custom toasted” and “flash charred” new oak barrel for an undisclosed amount of time to create this bourbon. The process is similar to that used for Woodford Doubled Oaked, although the end result is a bit different.

Wheat Whiskey Showdown - Bernheim Original vs Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskeys

Wheat Whiskey Showdown

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Wheat whiskey is similar to bourbon, except the dominant grain (at least 51%) is wheat, rather than corn. We compare two readily available wheat whiskeys from major Kentucky Distillers – Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey from Heaven Hill and Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey