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E.H. Taylor, Jr. Collection

 
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch

As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr.  Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.

TASTING NOTES:

Tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and licorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco.

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  • 2013 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
REVIEWS:

F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal Rating:  5 stars/Highest Recommendation

E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel

Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. 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 what is now called Buffalo Trace Distillery. 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.

TASTING NOTES:

The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. One sip brings flavors of sweetness balanced with tobacco and dark spices. The finish is just long enough to prepare the palette for another sip. The bottle itself is a likeness to Colonel Taylor's original design used over a century ago.

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  • 2014 Gold Medal, Best American Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2013 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
REVIEWS:

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94

"A very sound whiskey that ably demonstrates the small Bottled-in-Bond sector of American whiskey making." -Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal

E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof

Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered at more than 125 proof.  It reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition, when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Drawn from barrels aged in warehouses constructed over a century ago under Taylor's watchful eye, the taste is smooth, yet powerful and uncompromising, just like its namesake.

TASTING NOTES:

The aroma of cooked berries meets the nose, followed by a rich caramel and slightly floral smell. The taste is bold and full of spice that fills the mouth with a distinct flavor of toasty vanilla, dried oak and pepper. The finish is long and satisfying with a powerful rye character and lingering hints of fruit.

REVIEWS:

F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal Rating:  5 stars/Highest Recommendation

"A masterpiece that, in truth, might be too much for inexperienced whiskey devotees." -Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal

“The dried spice notes linger on the finish, along with tobacco. Bourbon with attitude.” -Whiskey Advocate 

E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye

Straight Rye Whiskey has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape, yet Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was making this style more than 100 years ago. This small batch, Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof straight rye whiskey pays tribute to the former Distillery owner with a unique rye whiskey reminiscent of days long past.

TASTING NOTES:

An altogether different recipe and profile than Sazerac Rye, this recipe contains just rye and malted barley, no corn. The result is an aroma full of dried fruit, black pepper, and touch of fresh dill. A small sip brings an array of flavors both sweet and savory with a terrific balance of dark spices and subtle caramel overtones. The finish is especially pleasing with an oaky dryness that lingers just long enough.

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  • 2014 Silver Medal, American Rye Whiskey No Age Statement
  • 2013 Gold Medal, Best Rye American Whiskey No Age Statement - World Whiskies Awards
REVIEWS:

F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal Rating:  5 stars/Highest Recommendation

E.H. Taylor, Jr. Old Fashioned Sour Mash

A few years ago at a gathering of Distillery retirees, a method was recounted for making "Old Fashioned Sour Mash" whiskey. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was known to use this technique in the late 1800s. Taylor’s patented techniques involved allowing the mash to sour naturally for days before distillation. Distilled in 2002, this bourbon is a modern replication of this old-fashioned method. Using Taylor's original souring process, the result is a bourbon of character and body like none other today.

TASTING NOTES:

The flavor begins with a floral aroma and an undertone of freshly baked bread. The palate is unusually fresh and light; like honey drizzled over toast. There is a clean finish with hints of leather.

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  • 2012 Gold Medal - The Fifty Best - Bourbons
REVIEWS:

Whisky Advocate rating: 88

E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving

On Sunday evening, April 2, 2006, a severe storm with tornado strength winds tore through Central Kentucky, damaging two Buffalo Trace Distillery aging warehouses. One of the damaged warehouses was Warehouse C, a treasured warehouse on property, built by Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. in 1881. It sustained significant damage to its roof and north brick wall, exposing a group of aging bourbon barrels to the elements. That summer, the exposed barrels waited patiently while the roof and walls were repaired, meanwhile being exposed to the Central Kentucky climate.  When these barrels were tasted years later, it was discovered that the sun, wind, and elements they had experienced created a bourbon rich in flavors that was unmatched. This was truly a special batch of barrels, and though the Distillery does not hope for another tornado, it feels lucky to have been able to release this once in a lifetime product.

TASTING NOTES:

On the nose, the aroma of dried fig and cloves initially jumps from the glass. This is followed by baking spice and an oaky dryness that provides balance. A small sip fills the mouth with  flavors of jam-like fruit, vanilla and a touch of smoke. The finish quickly builds in dark spices with hints of tobacco leaving a lasting final impression of this bourbon.

REVIEWS:

"Utterly decadent and voluptuous."
-Paul Pacult's
Spirit Journal

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