E.H Taylor Single Barrel Review


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This is a bottle I scored about a year and a half ago in a bourbon lottery.  I have had it a few times, but finally got around to reviewing it last night.  This is one of the nicest looking bottles I’ve seen.  It comes in a nice sleeve, and the bottle design makes you feel like you are drinking a bottle from the 1800s.


E.H Taylor Single Barrel Bottled In Bond

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2020

Atmosphere: In a Glencairn glass, neat at home.

Distillery: Buffalo Trace

Mash:  Buffalo Trace mash bill #1

Age: No Age Statement.  Thought to be 7 years.

Type: Bourbon

ABV%: 50%

Price I Paid: $85.00 Canadian

Appearance:  Watery gold, liquid caramel.  Pretty standard bourbon look.

Nose:  Fairly subdued nose.  What sticks out is a hint of spice, brown sugar and cherries.  There is a slight hint oak, and very faint hint ethanol but much less than you’d expect for a 50% bourbon.

Palate:  Small amount of heat on first sip, but quickly followed by a sweet vanilla or cherry coke after taste.  Mouthfeel is woody and oily which lingers in a good way.

Finish: Medium length finish with a sweetness to it.  No burn going down.  Definitely noticed this one got better after the bottle had been opened for a month or two.

Conclusions:  I’ve never had a bottle grow on me as much as this one.  When I had my first sip I really didn’t like it.  Each subsequent sip I’ve had since I’ve liked more and more, to the point where I am getting sad that my bottle is almost empty. Lucky for me, I bought 2 bottles, and still have an unopened one :).

I would buy this again at MSRP, and the bottle design alone makes it worth having in your collection/on display.  That said, it is a pricey bottle, and there are a lot of other great bourbons at the same price point or lower.

Overall Score:  85/100



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