Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Cured Oak Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. // Kentucky, USA
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Bourbon is named for the beloved former distillery owner of Buffalo Trace. The barrel staves procured from the Independent Stave Company used for this limited release were dried outside for 13 months - almost twice as long as usual. The bottled-in-bond whiskey was aged 17 years in Taylor's brick and limestone Warehouse "C," which was built in 1881 and continues to be part of the Buffalo Trace compound.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"A rich aroma of apricots, lemon oil and honey waft right out of the glass. More stone fruit enters the palate, with the signature Buffalo Trace vanilla, toasty cedar spice, sesame, orange blossom and leather. The proof is dangerously hard to notice, as the dense, rich flavors do most of the heavy lifting, finishing with only a slight trail of heat."