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 technique 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.
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.
Whisky Advocate rating: 88
2012 Gold Medal - The Fifty Best - Bourbons