Wine Enthusiast 93 points - Relatively smooth for 100 proof, this light, silky Bourbon shows bold vanilla and toffee, plus a mouthwatering baking spice finish. It’s a good sipper with an ice cube, or mix into a top-flight old fashioned. -K.N. (Jul 2015)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 97 points - (UB Collection,Finalist)- Complex aromas of red berries and honeyed cereal grains. Highly aromatic throughout with cinnamon, clove and coriander spices. Burnt orange zest and hints of cooked red berries give way to dark roasted coffee beans with a touch of smoke. (Mar 2015)
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel is aged exclusively in Warehouse C, which was built by Taylor in 1881 and proven to be an excellent aging warehouse. This bourbon whiskey is very delicate. The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. The sweetness on the tongue remains balanced with tobacco and dark spices that finish just long enough to prepare the palette for another sip. The bottle itself replicates Colonel Taylor’s original design used over a century ago.
|Colonel Taylor 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 the now Buffalo Trace Distillery. During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today, such as climate controlled aging warehouses. In addition to his bourbon interests, Taylor had political ties. He was the great-nephew of President Zachary Taylor and elected the mayor of Frankfort, state representative to the Kentucky General Assembly and a member of the State Senate.