Heaven Hill reduces age statements as Bourbon demand continues

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Heaven Hill has reduced the age of its Elijah Craig Small Batch whiskey as demand impacts supply. The distiller said that a surge in the demand for Bourbon, both domestically and internationally has affected stocks. The expression, which previously carried a 12-year-old age statement, will now be made using Bourbon aged between 8 and 12 years. Full story

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The Jews Who Made American Whisky

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Many of the iconic bourbon and rye brands on store shelves are or were once owned and operated by Jews, including Jim Beam, I.W. Harper, Rittenhouse, Elijah Craig, Four Roses and Dickel.

From ubiquitous bagels and cream cheese to restorative matzo ball soup to decadently rich pastrami, Jews are famous for contributing a number of delicious dishes to the menu of American food favorites. But when it comes to drinks, the item that usually pops into people’s minds first is, sadly, the sickly sweet kosher wine Manischewitz. Full story

Heaven Hill Brings Back Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon After Three Year Hiatus

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To the delight of scores of Bourbon fans who have lamented its absence, Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon is back.  Heaven Hill Brands, the nation’s largest independent family owned and operated distilled spirits supplier, is once again offering the highly sought after and critically acclaimed American Whiskey after a three year hiatus due to inventory shortages.  A past winner of the “Best Bourbon” award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel was first introduced by Heaven Hill in 1994, and quickly gained legendary status at a time when super-premium Bourbon offerings were few and far between.  Full story

The 10 Best Small Batch Bourbons to Drink

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Small-batch bourbon is one of those things you either know about or you don’t. They’re made in small amounts, rarely advertised and targeted directly at whiskey drinkers looking for something a little different. While there’s no consensus (or regulation) on what can be sold as small-batch whiskeys, they are generally distilled in anywhere from 10 to 100 barrels. The resulting whiskey is often a singular experience, unlikely ever to be captured again in exactly the same way. The best of them can be sublime. Full story