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    Re: EH Taylor

    I personally have had the small batch and single barrel and find them both really good. To me the small batch is woodier and the single barrel is a little sweeter. Again, being a single barrel - I'm sure other people's experiences have been different. I think the small batch at a $40 price point is a solid value.

    I recently bought a bottle of the barrel proof but haven't opened it yet. I'm looking forward to tasting it against other BPs that I have which are Stagg Jr and ECBP. I've not ever found the Tornado (had it at a bar once) but I'm on a quest for it so hopefully one day - I'll get a bottle. I've not tried the rye as I'm hesitant to shell out $70 for a bottle of rye because it's usually not someting that I really like.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    I recently got my hands on the barrel proof this weekend, and had a pour on Friday. With a couple of splashes of water this stuff tasted awesome. I thought maybe it was a fluke of the first pour or my pallet, so I had another pour on Saturday. Same results.

    I am still pretty new to tasting bourbon, and my experience with barrel proofs are limited. But this seemed to reach a whole new level of tastes and feel for me. I am interested in putting up against some others in a tasting to see if it holds up, but as now I will be trying the other EHT's, and I will be buying the EHT BP again.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    I just picked up the small batch and the rye tonight, and love them. I don't know if the sour mash is available or not (I had these special ordered at a neighborhood place) but that's next on my list if it is.

    The small batch is the first BT Rye Bourbon Mash #1 offering that I actually enjoy. However they worked their vatting, it's pretty solid. And I'm partial to higher rye mashbills by far but this is lovely stuff for a softer, more caramel-ish pour.

    The rye is also nice, and BT rye does have a signature to it. It's not the same mashbill as Sazerac, but it shares a lot of the same aroma and flavor. I'm guessing it's the variety of rye used, or perhaps their yeast.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by shoshani View Post
    I just picked up the small batch and the rye tonight, and love them. I don't know if the sour mash is available or not (I had these special ordered at a neighborhood place) but that's next on my list if it is.
    If you find a CEHT Sour Mash you have essentially found a dusty a this point. I liked it but it seemed to get somewhat mixed reviews.
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    Re: EH Taylor

    Picked up my very first EHT today....the single barrel to be exact. First impression is that it is better than my usual BIBs that are a staple around here like HH and VOB. Dangerously drinkable, this is a delicious sippin whiskey. Worth the money? Hard to say. I absolutely refused to pay $50 for this, and when I was closing in on a 10% case discount with other stuff, I decided to throw it in the cart. I think it is worth close to the $45 I paid.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Smithford View Post
    Buffalo Trace said so in their press release. Reported here by Mr. Cowdery.
    Thanks for the clarification, both being mint bombs, and baby saz a bit more mature, it's hard for me to tell. I'd like to know the malted barley percentage when comparing to LDI's recipe. But I only have pulled the trigger on the EHT Rye when I found it misspriced at $30

    EH Taylor has grown on me. Didn't care for the first BP, but I'm really enjoying this years BP. Sour Mash being me least favorite, SmB is in my current rotation, seems like just a rebranding of sour mash, but better barrels. Tornado is delicious. These taste very different than other BT #1 recipe bourbons.
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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by brettckeen View Post
    Thanks for the clarification, both being mint bombs, and baby saz a bit more mature, it's hard for me to tell. I'd like to know the malted barley percentage when comparing to LDI's recipe. But I only have pulled the trigger on the EHT Rye when I found it misspriced at $30

    EH Taylor has grown on me. Didn't care for the first BP, but I'm really enjoying this years BP. Sour Mash being me least favorite, SmB is in my current rotation, seems like just a rebranding of sour mash, but better barrels. Tornado is delicious. These taste very different than other BT #1 recipe bourbons.
    I have often wondered the difference from other BT #1 bourbons. From what I gather, EHTSmB is 7 year which is younger than BT while EHTSB is over 11 years which is older than ER. I am curious as to how each compare respectively with other BT #1 bourbons. I am also curious how EHT BP compares to Stagg Jr. I guess, in the end, I am curious as to whether they are worth the premium over their counterparts.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    I'm of the school that believes limited production does not mean higher quality, just higher price. Still, being somewhat exclusive and higher priced appeals to some folks.
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    Re: EH Taylor

    The latest barrel proof id pay 80 for, the others, not so sure. Where did you get the age stats?
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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by brettckeen View Post
    The latest barrel proof id pay 80 for, the others, not so sure. Where did you get the age stats?
    Off Caskers website

    Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon is aged for 11 years and 7 months in new, American oak casks in a century-old warehouse constructed by Taylor. Once the bourbon has reached its peak of maturity, it is bottled in bond at 100 proof. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon has an aroma of oaky spices, figs and maple syrup. The notes of orange peel, dates, roasted nuts and tobacco lead to a sweet finish that is complemented by a hint of intense oak.

    and KL Wines website

    Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon 750ml SKU #1120322 This bourbon, bottled in bond, was aged for seven years in the famous Colonel Taylor's warehouse built in 1881.

 

 

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