Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, limited edition, Batch C919 • Review & Tasting Notes

  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, limited edition, Batch C919
  • Distillery: Heaven Hill
  • Proof: 136.8
  • Mashbill: Presumed Heaven Hill low rye (78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley)
  • Age: 12 years
  • Release Date: September 2019
  • Distillery Description: C919 is the third edition of Elijah Craig Proof Bourbon for 2019. The highest proof since A116, each release continues to showcase the consistency of quality and flavor. Like each batch, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is an uncut Small Batch of 12-year-old- Bourbon bottled straight from the barrel. The variance in proof from batch to batch is an exercise for true whiskey aficionados. The samples are a true example of this variance, from A119 at 135.2 proof to B519 at 122.2 proof and finally C919 at 136.8 proof. As we continue to release Elijah Craig Barrel Proof editions, we will add them to our website at elijahcraig.com. We hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s releases.
  • Availability: Limited
  • Price: $60 MSRP ($65-$100 market)
  • Packaging: 750ml glass bottle  (sample package received)
  • How we got this: Distillery sample (sample size package received)
  • Related website: https://elijahcraig.com/barrel-proof 

Tim Knittel’s tasting notes:
Nose: Very “candy shop” with sweet red apples, holiday spice, stone fruit, caramel, honeysuckle and orange blossom
Palate: A bit of fiery cinnamon, buttery/silky mouthfeel that fades out to dry/leathery
Finish: Medium length, clean and crisp, holiday spices and mint

Hilary Baumann’s tasting notes:
Make no sense right now … in re-reading them the flavor memory doesn’t match. Skipping. Take Tim’s word for it. 🙂

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