Created by: Buffalo Trace Distillery's
- Bright orange colored
- Aged seven-eight years
Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof is smooth and silky with sweet notes of cooked berries, rich caramel and slightly floral smell. The taste is bold and full of spice with slight hints of vanilla, dried oak and pepper. The finish is long with lingering hints of fruit and rye.
Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof was founded by a visionary in the whiskey world with a creativity that was years ahead of its time. In 1869, Taylor purchased a small distillery situated on the banks of the Kentucky River. Christened the distillery OFC (OFC was an abbreviation for Old Fire Copper) Distillery, where he began renovating and modernizing the plant by purchasing copper fermentation tanks, new grain grinding equipment and unique, columnar stills. During his tenure, Taylor also implemented several innovative distilling techniques, including aging whiskey in climate-controlled rickhouses. At the time, other distilleries were still not aging their bourbon. In order to make their spirits palatable, some distillers and retailers added juices and syrups to sweeten their bourbon, while others added acid and tobacco to give their bourbon its signature amber hue. Armed with distilling experience and a political pedigree, Taylor, together with Treasury Secretary John G. Carlisle, was instrumental in passing the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897 (27 C.F.R. 5.21). The act required that any spirit labeled as "Bonded" or "Bottled-in-Bond" be the product of one distiller at one distillery during one distillation season. In addition, the Act required that bonded spirits be aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof. This fine bourbon is crafted from hand-selected barrels, and is bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered at more than 125 proof. It reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition, when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. were the owners of Buffalo Trace Distillery.
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