When you spot green text on an E.H. Taylor Jr. label, it's bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered. The first batch of E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof bourbon appeared in 2012, with subsequent batches being released every year at a different proof. Buffalo Trace has rightfully immortalized E.H. Taylor with this premium line of whiskeys.
-135.4 proof (Batch 2, 2013)
-No Age Statement
Nose: So potent you can practically taste the flavors. Raisins and plum collide with a whiff of citrus. A bouquet of sweetness stands out, with vanilla icing, brown sugar, and marshmallows. A complexity is realized with the addition of toffee, cinnamon sticks, pepper spice, and barrel char.
Taste: A deliciously thick mouthfeel with an indomitable heat; new bourbon drinkers beware! The citrus springs to life and meets the sweetness head on. It's buttery, its toasty- reminiscent of cinnamon toast crunch cereal. There is corn, marshmallow, and maple. The brown sugar is balanced by sharp cutting baking spice and oak.
Finish: Spicy with a delicate balance of sweetness and oak. The heat seems permanently saturated in my chest.
Conclusion: There is nothing junior about this E.H. Taylor bourbon. Tons of flavors, tons of character, and a decent price tag. All hail the green text!
My Rating: A+ (Great)
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