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    BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    BOTM up early two months in a row, huh? I hope you all don't get spoiled.

    June brings us back to rye recipe #1 specialty line from Buffalo Trace with Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon. While the full name of this release is quite a mouthful, the deep flavors of this bourbon makes it an enjoyable one.

    There was quite a bit of talk about this one during the Sampler weekend gatherings in Bardstown, including discussions about geographical differences in the bottlings.

    Now it's your turn, SB. Tell us what you think of the Taylor Tornado.
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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    Wow! I happened to pour some of this one a few minutes ago and fired up the laptop and lo and behold, it is BOTM!

    So, I am going to post some thoughts on the fly. I haven't done that a lot so be kind!

    The nose has a lot of orange peel and maybe some lemon right up front. I get a lot of rye spice on the nose. It has a nice creamy feel on the tongue, notes of caramel, some wood, and citrus again. The rye spice is there but softer than I would expect from the nose.

    I really like this bourbon, but I paid $72 for it. That invites comparison to the BTAC releases. I would prefer any of the GTS or WLW to this bourbon for the price.

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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    I agree with Scott, although, when I handed it out to all my bourbon friends, they all wanted to buy a bottle or two.
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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    I got a bottle of this last month. Just the name "Tornado Surviving Bourbon" was a great come on along with the back story.
    But I do not buy on name or uniqueness alone. I did some research before I plunked down $70. Most of the reviews were positive so I got one.
    I find the nose has a bit of spice with the orange that Scott did with some spice and fruit flavors along with heat when it first hits my mouth. It has a nice long finish.
    I also agree that the price should be $15-20 less, $55-60 and I would buy two more as backups. However if you really like it, does price matter? I guess yes as long as you can find the Weller's or PVW's at those same $70-90 range. Which for me in Texas is almost impossible to find.
    So in the end this is a very nice bottle.

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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    Just got this in at the store, may have to grab one since it is the BOTM after all.

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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    I've continually passed on the Col. Taylors, based on a single experience that was good, but just not worth the cost.

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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon Boiler View Post
    I've continually passed on the Col. Taylors, based on a single experience that was good, but just not worth the cost.
    Agreed. I liked the BIB well enough. I just think the price is too high.

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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    Love this bourbon, enough so that I've purchased multiple bottles. Sure, I wish it was priced lower, but I've never had any regrets in buying them. IMHO, this one is worth the money.

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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    Just had a pour of this last night and got a big hit of honey on the first sip. There's something new in each return to this bottle and I'm having a great time with it. I don't know that I would have bought this one had I not had the opportunity to sample it first due to the price, but I now think it's worth it. Looking forward to the barrel-proof release.
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    Re: BOTM: 6/12 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

    There's something new in each return to this bottle and I'm having a great time with it.
    That has been my experience also. Never fails to entertain and is always enjoyable. For me the balance of sweetness and barrel character is spot on. YMMV. Nothing fancy or overly complicated just delicious and balanced with a great mouth feel.

    After comparing bottles sold in different parts of the country while in Kentucky I didn't form any firm conclusions about any one being significantly better than any others.

    A friend sourced multiple bottles for me from Maryland where the price was less than $55 each so I bunkered a few.

 

 

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