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Colonel E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon Review

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Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.
Old Fashioned Copper Distillery
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Colonel E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon


  • DISTILLER: Old Fashioned Copper Distillery (Buffalo Trace), Frankfort, KY
  • MASH BILL: Unknown but believed to be Buffalo Trace mash bill #1, the high corn mash bill.
  • AGE: No Age Statement. By law must be four years old. Some sources believe it to be 7 years old or greater.
  • YEAR: 2017
  • PROOF: 100 (50% ABV)
  • MSRP: $54.99
  • BUY ONLINE: Ace Spirits
NOSE: Brown Sugar | Vanilla | Cherries | Nuts | Some Alcohol

TASTE: Vanilla | Wood | Spice

FINISH: A creamy start on the front of the tongue that turns into a burst of lingering spice on the back of the mouth and tongue. Nice warming of the chest.

SHARE WITH: I would share this with anyone who enjoys or wants to try a good bourbon.

WORTH THE PRICE: The MSRP is $39.99. At this price it is well worth the purchase.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: There are very few bourbons out now that I want to buy a bottle of without trying at a bar. If you have never tried this and are not sure, I would urge you to give it a try at a bar. If you like Buffalo Trace mash bill #1 go ahead and get a bottle if you don’t already have one.

OVERALL: Very few bourbons epitomize Bourbon Heritage Month like Colonel E. H. Taylor Bottled in Bond. If you are interested in learning more about the Bottled in Bond Act, click here. I think the EHT Small Batch is the best bourbon for the money on the market. To me, you just can’t beat this one for the price. A great sipping bourbon that is also great on the rocks as well. Sometimes it is a little hard to find, and here in Virginia, it is released by a limited product lottery. If you are willing to search the internet, however, it can usually be found on line for its suggested price. Yes, I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace products, and I like everything they produce. The EHT Small Batch is a great bourbon to have around.

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As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr.  Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.

TASTING NOTES:

Tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and licorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco.




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Lee Stang

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Lee’s bourbon journey started with one mistaken gulp of bourbon and coke as an eight-year-old. While bourbon was always part of his life, Lee followed a beer, wine path for the most part until a bartender poured him a taste of Buffalo Trace about ten years ago. It was at that point Lee’s love of bourbon really took off. Not only does Lee enjoy a good pour of bourbon but he is more than willing and excited to talk about it. Lee believes that bourbon, and for that matter all spirits, is enhanced by the experience of good company, good conversation and good bars. The combination leads to great stories. Say hi to him when you see him. Lee lives in Leesburg, VA, with his wife, best friend, and drinking partner, Patti. You might find her having a bourbon as well. Both Lee and Patti like to read mystery thrillers and travel. Most likely the travel leads to visits to new bars.