Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. is considered one of the founding fathers of the bourbon industry, fighting for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, nearly three decades after he purchased the distillery that is known today as the Buffalo Trace Distillery. This current day distillery has decided to pay tribute to their father in the most memorable way possible, by naming a grandchild after him.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery is whipping up a a small batch, Bottled-In-Bond, 100 proof, straight rye whiskey from days long past. It will carry an entirely different recipe and profile than the rye whiskey put out by Buffalo’s father company, Sazerac.
The Kentucky based distillery will use just rye and malted barley, no corn, which is intended to result in an aroma full of dried fruit, black pepper, and a slight hint of fresh dill. A small sip is said to bring an array of flavors both sweet and savory. There will be a balance of dark spices and subtle caramel overtones and an exceptionally pleasing finish with a lingering oaky dryness.
The Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye Whiskey will be available in late August and will be released annually each year. The suggested retail price is $69.99 for a 750ml bottle. Sounds like a perfect gift for the whiskey lover in your life? It wouldn’t hurt to be selfish and snag a few for yourself too! Cheers!
Photographs compliments of Buffalo Trace.