Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Adds Single Barrel Bourbon to its CollectionAugust 24, 2011
Franklin County, Ky – Buffalo Trace Distillery announces the second release in the Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. collection, a single barrel bourbon aged in the very warehouse Col. Taylor built in 1881.
The E. H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon was aged for 11 years and seven months, and “Bottled in Bond” at 100 proof.
This new Single Barrel Bourbon is the second in the line of the E. H. Taylor, Jr. collection of whiskeys to be released over the next few years. It joins the Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon Buffalo Trace released earlier this year. Like the Sour Mash, this Single Barrel will have very limited availability and will be packaged in a similar vintage label and canister, which are reminiscent of Taylor’s bottles nearly one hundred years ago.
Taylor 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 the now Buffalo Trace Distillery. During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today by Buffalo Trace, such as climate controlled aging warehouses. In addition to his bourbon interests, Taylor had political ties. He was the great-nephew of President Zachary Taylor and elected the mayor of Frankfort, state representative to the Kentucky General Assembly and a member of the State Senate.
“Colonel Taylor was a pioneer with the highest standards for whiskey. We hope this bourbon honors his legacy,” said Kris Comstock, brand manager. “This Single Barrel Bourbon was aged nearly twelve years in Warehouse C, which was built by Taylor and proven to be an excellent aging warehouse. We tasted through numerous samples and choose 36 individual barrels. The nose reminds me of lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. Sweetness on the tongue remains balanced with tobacco and dark spices that finish just long enough to prepare the palate for another sip.”
The E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel will be available for $59.99 per 750ml bottle.