E. H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bottled In Bond
What the Distillery Says:
Colonel Taylor is widely considered one of the founding fathers of the bourbon industry, fighting for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, nearly three decades after he purchased the now Buffalo Trace Distillery. During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today, such as climate controlled aging warehouses. In addition to his bourbon interests, Taylor had political ties. He was the great-nephew of President Zachary Taylor and elected the mayor of Frankfort, state representative to the Kentucky General Assembly and a member of the State Senate.
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel is aged exclusively in Warehouse C, which was built by Taylor in 1881 and proven to be an excellent aging warehouse. This bourbon whiskey is very delicate. The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. The sweetness on the tongue remains balanced with tobacco and dark spices that finish just long enough to prepare the palette for another sip. The bottle itself replicates Colonel Taylor’s original design used over a century ago.
What Richard Says:
Nose: This nose is a little shy. Give it time and a light honeysuckle sweetness comes out followed by oak and leather notes.
Palate: The palate is as muted as the nose. It’s leathery and has something burnt in it too.
Finish: Dry like a day old cigar stub.
Comments: The second release in the Taylor series is a fine bourbon but it loses points on the price. It would be a stand out $40 to $50 bourbon but in the $60+ range it is average at best. I think Buffalo Trace might be getting greedy with the price on this one.