Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
- USA, 750ml
A truly legendary and multi-award winning bourbon. Tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and liquorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honours the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.
- Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon
- Region: Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
- Alcohol: 50%
- Volume: 750ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
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.
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor was an incredibly important figure in bourbon's history from the 1800s who owned a whole host of distilleries and innovated production methods which are still used today. It's only right that the Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch lives up to his name by being absolutely amazing.
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. is a celebrated figure in the whiskey world for fighting in favour of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 (a whiskey labelled as being “bottled-in-bond” must be distilled at one distillery in a single season, aged in a bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof). This Act would help to establish a desire for quality among whiskey producers - a good thing! The Colonel was a distiller himself, purchasing the O.F.C. distillery shortly after the American Civil War. Those of you interested in whiskey history will know that the O.F.C. would eventually become the highly regarded Buffalo Trace distillery. Taylor built the warehouses that are still standing today, maturing whiskey that features his name on the label.
Buffalo Trace Distillery
A ‘trace’ is a wide path, beaten out by herds of buffalo. These traces were followed by explorers and early settlers who travelled to the Wild West. Buffalo Trace was named for the Great Buffalo Trace which cut its course to the banks of the Kentucky River, the buffalo forded their way across the river, eventually reaching the Great Plains. The area was rife with distillation during the eighteenth century, the water was limestone rich and the locality proffered excellent cereal growing conditions.
A distillery was built in 1857 and was the first to use steam power. During the 1880s, the distillery boasted climate controlled warehouses and was also the first to ship the product down the Mississippi river. The distillery was one of but four that continued to run during US Prohibition, legally. It was granted a permit for distillation for medicinal purposes. Once Prohibition was repealed, the facilities were managed by Albert Blanton. He was committed to his art and, accordingly, produced the best product he could. Named the George T Stagg distillery until June of 1999, at which point it was renamed Buffalo Trace, the distillery produces a range of upmarket bourbons including the acclaimed Eagle Rare and Blanton’s.
Since 1990, the distillery received more awards than any other North American Distillery; notably Malt Advocate hailed it as their 2000 Distillery of the Year and in 2005 Whisky Magazine heralded it as their Distiller of the Year. Buffalo Trace is also noteworthy for marketing the first single barrel bourbon, released in memory of Albert Blanton, who produced a single barrel whiskey to enjoy with friends.
- Master - 2020 The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Business) - Ultra Premium Bourbon
- Master - 2019 The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Business) - Ultra Premium Bourbon
- Gold - 2019 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible - Liquid Gold Award
- Gold - 2014 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible - Liquid Gold Award
- Gold - 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Small Batch Bourbon up to 5YO
- 2nd Place - 2015 International Whisky Competition - Best Small Batch Bourbon
- Gold - 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Worldwide Whiskey - Bourbon
- Silver - 2019 International Spirits Challenge - Straight Bourbon 10YO & Under
- Silver - 2019 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition
- Best of Category - 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition
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