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. Many of the barrels selected for the E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel are aged 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.
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 palate for another sip. The bottle itself is a likeness to Colonel Taylor's original design used over a century ago.
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
Most recent awards:
2020 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2020 Gold Medal - World Whiskies Awards
2019 Gold Medal - New York World Spirits Competition
2019 Gold Medal - Whiskies of the World
2019 Gold Medal - North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition
2019 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition
2019 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2019 Silver Medal - Denver International Spirits Competition
2018 Gold Medal - The Fifty Best Bourbons 2018
2018 Silver Medal - New York International Spirits Competition