This limited edition starts with fully-matured Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon that has finished in new European Oak barrels. The toast on these barrels evokes the flavors of the Lazio wine growing region in and around Rome, where the 2023 Ryder Cup is being held at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club September 29th through October 1st.
European oak, with its ability to integrate flavors subtly and softly, effortlessly balances the sweetness and spiciness of the Lazio-inspired toast profile with the elevated character of our fully-matured Bourbon. This edition leads with a nose of caramel and crème brûlée and once tasted, bright fruit notes burst onto the palate after initial notes of baking spices. The finish is moderately long and is dominated by spice.
“Elijah Craig’s award-winning Bourbon is going to further elevate the spectator experience in Rome, and their new limited edition bottle will both taste incredible and become a sought-after souvenir commemorating the greatest team contest in golf,” says Ryder Cup Director, Guy Kinnings.
Each bottle will be adorned with a neck label featuring the Ryder Cup trophy, a gold coin emblazoned cork featuring the Ryder Cup logo, and a face label prominently featuring the “Official Bourbon” designation and Ryder Cup logo. The bottles will come packaged in a gift box which further details the story of this one-time offering, and will become available nationally in August on an allocated basis.