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.
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.
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
2017 Gold Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
2017 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
2017 Gold Medal
2017 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 94 points
2016 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2016 Gold Medal-Best Non-Age Statement Bourbon - World Whiskies Awards
2015 Gold Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 92 points