Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Seasoned Wood Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. // Kentucky, USA
The latest special edition Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. release is Seasoned Wood, the 8th in the series. It's a wheated bourbon and it's also a bonded whiskey, bottled at 100 proof. The barrels used underwent multiple seasoning processes; some made with staves seasoned outdoors for either 6 or 12 months, others made with staves bathed in a heated, enzyme-rich water solution.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typeseasoned oak
"The nose is rich with maple and molasses, while also delivering a spicy, oaky profile. Take a sip and find a mouthfeel which starts quite soft and dry, even a bit astringent, with piney and medicinal, herbal notes. It then opens up to a richer, creamier side, with more vanillins. There's a big finish with spice, caramel, brown sugar and char. Cool her down with an ice cube, and find a sweeter, richer profile with caramel, butterscotch, and toffee."