To know Elijah Craig is to know the history of bourbon. Known as The Father of Bourbon, he pioneered the process of aging whiskey in charred oak barrels, and today, the premium American whiskies that bear his name are made with the same method he used over 200 years ago, and recognized as the highest standard in American whiskey. This bourbon is big on the nose, with rich, luscious flavours of toffee, maple, apricot and oak. The palate is just as big, with toasted corn, light maple syrup, black pepper, clove and cinnamon. A good length on the finish with oak notes and sweetness.