We cried a little when Heaven Hill decided to stop mentioning the age statement on their 12 year old Elijah Craig Small Batch release. Nowadays, they are no longer 12 years old indeed, but somewhere in between 8 to 12. The difference in taste is, as you might expect, very noticable. The good news: this Elijah Craig Small Batch Release is proudly baring the age statement on the label. This bourbon is a lot of bang for your bucks (or ‘eureka for your euros’). Great flavor profile: it tastes like yesterday, as sung by The Beatles.