E.H. Taylor Small Batch

Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

100 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon

This is one of those you look at in the stores over and over because of its nice packaging in that beautiful aluminum and paper tube.  But for some reason you never buy it.  Something about not being able to see the bottle–you’re just not sure what you’re going to get.

But then you DO buy it, and boy are you glad.

This is the Small Batch expression of a collection named after one of the founding fathers of the industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, who made bourbon at his O.F.C. (Old Fire Copper) Distillery until he sold it to George T. Stagg in the late 19th century.  The site of that distillery is now home to Buffalo Trace, who produces this bourbon along with many other amazing bourbons which you are probably familiar with.

It’s a very fruit forward nose, classic Buffalo Trace.  I’m getting strawberry jam, a little maple syrup, and Hershey’s chocolate powder with some light oak.  Tasting it brings all sorts of good flavors including cinnamon, caramel, oak, black pepper, and peanut butter (yeah, peanut butter!).  Basically a weird late-night stoner’s PB&J sandwich in a bottle, the best PB&J you’ll ever have.

Not a bourbon for the everyman, probably too much going on for the casual drinker, but personally I’m super happy with this bourbon.  This is my first of the E.H. Taylor Collection, and I will definitely be trying some more.

Rating 9.1 / 10

Bought in Macon, GA for $41.99 at Forest Hill Wine & Spirits

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