Top 10 Whiskies of 2019 – No. 8
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Whiskey – 75cl 50% – £89.99
My first bourbon on the list is this stunning dram from E.H Taylor.
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is widely 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 what is now called Buffalo Trace Distillery.
During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today, including climate controlled aging warehouses.
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel is aged exclusively in Warehouse C, which was built by Taylor in 1881 and proven to be an excellent aging warehouse.
Each barrel is hand-picked and Bottled in Bond at 100 proof to honor its namesake.
Nose: The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch.
Palate: One sip brings flavors of sweetness balanced with tobacco and dark spices.
Finish: Long enough to prepare the palette for another sip.