Following the success of Elijah Craig's 18- and 20-Year-Old varieties, the celebrated Heaven Hill Distillery released their 21-Year-Old version in 2013.
While not coming off as overly oaky, this bourbon certainly feels its age, with a strong yet pleasant burn on the tongue. There are hearty aromas of rum, raisin and corn on the nose, along with notes of rye, spice and butter. This bright amber bourbon boasts thick, burnt-amber caramel notes, with an underlying spiciness that keeps each sip from being too sweet as it coats the entire palate. If not straight up, mix this spicy bourbon into a Scofflaw cocktail, where its rye spice makes all the difference.