Vanilla. Caramel. Green apples. Smells fruity, sweet, with a little wood.
Oak barreled Apple cider, Sweet. Buttery. Caramel and vanilla comes through well. Some hot cinnamon and toffee, and burnt sugars in there. A little tartness in the finish with some drying astringency. Some water bring out more sweetness and cools off the hot cinnamon and spice.
|Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. is made by that venerable distilling powerhouse known as Buffalo Trace and named after Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. who purchased the O.F.C (Old Fire Copper) distillery in 1869 and began distilling. He only owned the distillery for 9 years before it was bought in 1878 by George T. Stagg which is when the connection to Buffalo Trace becomes more apparent.
While owning the distillery he pioneered the use of new equipment and sour mash techniques that, at least to some degree, are still in use today. He was also one of the key men involved in getting the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 passed while he was serving as the Mayor of Frankfort, Ky which was a position he held for 16 years. To say he had a hand in the bourbon industry is a bit of an understatement and itís easy to see why Buffalo Trace reached back through itís roots to honor the man with this line.