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Colonel E.H. Taylor Seasoned Wood

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  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It is clear that Buffalo Trace is out there to try new things and produce interesting, collectibly whiskies, but the oak eclipsed in this case, leaving the whiskey unbalanced and unpleasant.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Overall this is an average bourbon that doesn’t contain any real elements to cheer about. I do however applaud the fortitude Buffalo Trace’s Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley took with this.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Cool her down with an ice cube, and find a sweeter, richer profile with caramel, butterscotch, and toffee.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Delicate in personality, with nutty caramel, dried citrus, and golden raisin segueing to polished leather, warming cinnamon, clove, and hints of a cigar humidor.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Highly drinkable yet also unique and complex, it’s a fantastic little whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I love the experimentation here, but it's not really wowing me here.
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  • Intro:

    Harnessing a whole lot of either voodo, or science, based on your preferred view on the world of bourbon, Colonel EH Taylor Seasoned Wood comes to bourbon drinkers as the next chapter of the Colonel E.H. Taylor limited edition catalogue. Produced from staves that undergo a unique seasoning process involving enzymatic baths and specific kiln drying, this bottling is sure to be interesting.

  • Nose:

    Wood is apparent on the nose immediately. Honey, light vanilla bean, faint tannins, praline and a hint of clove.

  • Taste:

    Dry and oaky on the palate. Honey, some vanilla, more wood. Bitter spice notes. Almost drinks more like a rye at times. Pepper and dry oak notes. Hint of tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Dry and tannic finish. Some butterscotch, cinnamon, pepper. Mostly dry oak.

  • Overall:

    I love the experimentation here, but it's not really wowing me here.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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