Elijah Craig Barrel Proof "Batch C919" Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)

SKU #1452939 91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This flavorful 12-year-old Bourbon offers vanilla, orange peel and alcohol sting on the nose. The palate is surprisingly tart and astringent at first, and it takes a lot of water to open up this overproof whiskey. Eventually, it takes on more of a dry, leather-like tone, tinged with cocoa and clove, finishing with spicy sizzle. (KN) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

K&L Notes

4.5/5 points, John Dover for thewhiskywash.com: "Stimulating the palate and the mind, Elijah Craig has crafted a spicy sipper that will awaken the drinker to the punchier side of the bourbon spectrum with its Barrel Proof distilling. Go in prepared and you will be rewarded with a refined drinking experience lodged firmly in the traditions that make bourbon the drink of choice for so many." (12/2019)

Price: $69.99
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By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/9/2020 | Send Email
C919 compared to B519 is an absolute monster. Tipping the scales at 136.8 proof it's the highest proof Elijah Craig we've seen in over 3 years. The nose is full of spice box, petrichor, savory spices, thyme, fresh sliced green apples, and the sweeter notes of butter, cream and heavy caramel. It shares some aromatics with B519 that remind me of a cooperage - full of toasting oak - rather than a lumber yard of fresh sawn wood. The palate is an absolute beast. Packed with dark cocoa powder and sweeter milk chocolates. When you add in water drop by drop each splash looks like it's creating an oil slick as the fat texture of the whisky comes crashing out of solution. The wood profile changes into more of a barrel house and a summer farmers market. The finish is essentially endless. If you want to tame this one, add lots of water. If you love your bourbon to be confrontational and maybe bite you back, leave it alone and enjoy the ride.

By: Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/9/2020 | Send Email
This is the ultimate style of rich, silky smooth Bourbon with a pretty hefty kick of heat amplified by the barrel proof nature. Strong dark chocolate, clove, and coffee grounds prevail in this bottling, whereas the B519 has more of a sweet cream taste. A powerhouse whiskey like this at 12 years is a steal at $60. I guess the 200+ years of experience making Bourbon has given Elijah Craig the edge.

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