In 1789, Elijah Craig discovered greatness when he first charred oak barrels to make Bourbon. Today, we honor his innovative spirit with Toasted Barrel: a unique expression that is charred to start and toasted to finish. This expression takes our award-winning Small Batch and finishes it in a second, custom toasted barrel for an added layer of sweet oak complexity. The result is a 94-proof Bourbon with notes of baking spices & chocolate, and a long, smooth finish.
- Nose: Lots of toasted oak with rich caramel.
- Taste: Big, rich, and complex. Delightful spice and pepper notes fade to milk chocolate with just a hint of smoke.
- Finish: Complexity continues. Nicely warming, with lingering chocolate and baking spices