Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch


Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. is known by many as the founding father of bourbon. No big deal. Post Civil War, he refined his whiskey making techniques until he hit bourbon just right. His long-lasting legacy is unmatched and many of his methods remain in action today. Buffalo Trace even uses the same barrel warehouses that the Colonel built in the late 1800s.

The CEHT Small Batch is your “standard” bourbon bottle from the collection. Its retail value is a mere $40 but it’s fairly difficult to find. Looking for good news, I called up my ABC guy this morning and learned they had 18 bottles shipped in!

Well, let’s see what she’s like..


Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch

Buffalo Trace Distillery
100 proof
$39 at ABC in Richmond, VA

Color: Amber

Nose: A lot of vanilla, oak, orange peel, honey

Tasting notes: Oak takes hold of the palate with a bit of citrus and pepper. A bit of rye spice as well. Sticky texture. An ice cube brings out some fruity characteristics.

Overall: B. Reviewed by three. We were consistent on the oak and citrus presence with spice/pepper undertones. We also agreed EH Taylor Small Batch is a solid bourbon and worth the pick up if you come across it. Its rarity and affordable cost certainly makes it a must grab.

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