Size: 750 ml
Created: Buffalo Trace Distillery
- (Light Orange Tax Stamp)
- Aged Eighteen Years
- Pepper and Tobacco
E.H. Taylor 18 Year Marriage Bourbon is one of many versions crafted by E.H. Taylor and still produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. This rich and pleasant bourbon was produced from three different mash bills, filled in 2002, and aged for 18 years. One was wheated bourbon from mash bill #1 and, two was rye bourbon from mash bill #2. The nose on this one is soft and mellow with silky notes of vanilla butter cake. On the palate, you'll indulge with savory hints of rich caramel, layered with notes of spicy cinnamon. The finish is splendid with everlasting notes of toasted oak, and a slight hint of spearmint for a cooling effect.
E.H. Taylor 18 Year Marriage Bourbon is crafted by a true innovator whose vision was ahead of his time. In 1869, E.H. Taylor acquired a small distillery located in Frankfurt Kentucky on the edge of the Kentucky River. It was originally named The Old Fire Copper Distillery. There he began renovating and modernizing the plant by purchasing copper fermentation tanks, new grain grinding equipment, and unique, columnar stills. During his time there, Taylor implemented several innovative distilling techniques, including aging whiskey in climate-controlled Rick houses. Other distilleries weren't aging their bourbon, they were adding juices and syrups to sweeten their bourbon, while others added acid and tobacco. Instead, E.H. Taylor used his distilling experience and political pedigree, to partner with Treasury Secretary John G. Carlisle. Together they were instrumental in changing history. In 1897 they passed the Bottled-In-Bond Act. This meant that any spirit labeled as "Bonded" or "Bottled-in-Bond" must be the product of only one distiller, one distillery, during one distillation season. Additionally, the Act required that bonded spirits were supervised by the U.S. government for at least four years and to be bottled at least 100 proof, in federally bonded warehouses. This fine bourbon is crafted from hand-selected barrels and is bottled directly from the barrel at more than 125 proof. It represents the way bourbon was produced in the days before Prohibition when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery.
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