Colonel E.H. Taylor is just one of the many brands under Buffalo Trace. The brand is named after former Buffalo Trace owner Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. This whiskey is uncut, unfiltered and bottled at more than 125 proof.
For those that don’t know, barrel proof is the equivalent of cask strength. This means that the whisk(e)y is bottle exactly how it was aged in the barrels/casks without it being diluted. This also means that the whisk(e)y will be stronger and at times more expensive.
Nose: oak, vanilla and caramel
Palate: strong, vanilla, hints of sweetness and pepper
Finish: strong bite, with ending notes of rye
This is a strong whiskey, but I found it to be quite intriguing because in the middle of the bite, there were calm sweet notes of vanilla. The notes of vanilla were perfectly mixed and blended with notes of pepper. I couldn’t understand it, nor did I need to. I just knew that it was balanced and darn good.
In the past I would tell people if you don’t like strong whiskies this one is not for you but I can’t truly say that about this one. Yes, it is a strong whiskey, but there is enough sweetness in a dram to counter balance that bite and make it truly tasty.
I am rarely ever been disappointed with Buffalo Trace products and this one was no exception. This barrel proof is strong and sweet! I very much enjoyed it and would recommend trying
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.