Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its homage to former owner Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. with a special release bourbon whiskey, named after him, and aged in cured oak barrels. This 100-proof, Bottled-In-Bond, small batch bourbon was aged in Taylor’s warehouse “C” at Buffalo Trace Distillery.
The barrel staves used for this release were allowed to dry outside in the open air for 13 months, more than twice as long as standard barrel staves. They were then aged inside of Taylor’s brick and limestone warehouse “C,” built in 1881. This allows the whiskey to extract more rich and complex flavors deep within the oak.
After seventeen years of aging in the cured oak, this bourbon whiskey delivers an aroma with inviting tobacco and dried fruit, according to the company, with taste notes of vanilla, toffee, and figs, followed by undertones of dry oak. The body is medium with a long, dry finish.
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is 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 distillery that is known today as the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
This special bottling of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Cured Oak Bourbon Whiskey will be available late March in limited supply. The suggested retail price is $69.99 per 750-ml bottle.