Review: Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel

You can check out info on E. H. Taylor from my review of the Small Batch or Kris’ review of the Cured Oak.

“During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today, including climate controlled aging warehouses. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel is aged exclusively in Warehouse C, which was built by Taylor in 1881 and proven to be an excellent aging warehouse. Each barrel is hand-picked and Bottled in Bond at 100 proof to honor its namesake.” -Buffalo Trace Distillery, website


Company: Sazerac

Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery

Location: Frankfort, KY

Mash bill: Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1 (low rye)

Age: NAS

ABV: 50% (100 proof, BIB)

Released: Ongoing

Price: $50

Color: Auburn gal.

Nose: Oak, strawberry, cherry, vanilla,  brown sugar, nutmeg.

Taste: Sweet spice, with lots of warm vanilla, a little almond,  bit of cherry fruit flavor, tastes kinda like a vanilla Dr. Pepper. Yum.

Finish: Lovely warm fuzzy linger, definitely balanced better than the small batch, overall a nice finish.

Overall: I enjoy Small Batch, but I definitely think this is worth the of splurge. It’s a little bit more money, but you get better Bourbon for that bit of money. It’s definitely bolder, but it’s also a single barrel instead of  blended.

Once again, it’s funny how my tastes have changed because originally I enjoyed Small Batch better, but now I learn more towards this lady. Definitely, looking forward to sitting by the fire and drinking bourbon, especially this one. Huzzah.

Rating: 4/5


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