I have fond memories of Elijah Craig Small Batch. Elijah Craig 12 Year Small Batch (RIP) was the first bourbon I ever bought for myself way back when I was just getting into bourbon. Oh how things have changed. Since 2016, Elijah Craig Small Batch has been non-age-stated (probably 8ish years old now) in order for Heaven Hill to maintain its older stocks for Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Parker’s Heritage, and whatever they’re concocting in Bardstown, although I hope at some point an age statement will return.
Elijah Craig Small Batch is a very accessible and relatively affordable bourbon, so at some point you’ve probably seen this and already considered buying a bottle. In this Elijah Craig Small Batch review, let’s find out if this shelf staple is worth picking up for the first time, the second time, or even keeping on your shelf at all times.