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Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

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  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I don’t love it, but I also don’t dislike it either. Maybe it’s one that will grow on me if I drink it more. Either way it sounds like I need to grab a bottle and get to the bottom of this mystery one sip at a time.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: A better package of flavor and price than the earlier Taylor releases; quite enjoyable.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: While being in the vein of their other offerings, the E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch is a notch above Buffalo Trace’s core offerings of Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare. The bump in proof allows for a surprising transition of flavors throughout the experience
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Unfortunately, this is a whiskey with a balance problem — the sweetness is just a bit out of whack, and the initial rush of wood is too heavy.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: The mouthfeel is pretty solid, it coats well although it does feel a bit on the watery side
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: The palate is delectable and sans the heavy alcohol upfront, the overall flavor profile is enjoyable.
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  • Intro:

    This is a Mashbill 1 product from Buffalo Trace. Like all of their CEHT products, this is bottled in bond, bottled at 50% and additionally features their low rye mashbill (mashbill is not always consistent across the EHT line).

  • Nose:

    Sugary sweetness, what smells to be a healthy serving of brown sugar. Theres a load of vanilla and caramel as well. Im amazed at how well this nose carries compared to my previous review of another 100pf bourbon. This is complex and buttery, well blended and inviting.

  • Taste:

    The mouthfeel is pretty solid, it coats well although it does feel a bit on the watery side. It tastes complex, and the nose doesnt lie. Caramel and vanilla give way to a nice clean buttery finish. Theres some notes of faint cinnamon and savory pepper, but theyre faint and lurking.

  • Finish:

    Medium to long. It fades slowly, with almost no harshness to speak of. Im left with nothing but sweet caramel and looking forward to the next taste.

  • Overall:

    This bourbon reminds me with great similarity to SAOS 10yr bourbon and after comparing their mashbills online, it makes a lot of sense. Both are fairly solid drams. For a 100pf dram, its deceptively kind and 100% delicious.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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