Buffalo Trace Distillery has just announced the newest addition to the Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Collection with the addition of The Barrel Proof Bourbon Whiskey. This barrel proof, uncut, unfiltered rye recipe bourbon comes in at a respectable 134.5 proof and was aged for seven years on the sixth floor of Buffalo Trace’s Warehouse C, built by Colonel Taylor in 1881. Fourth in the line of E. H. Taylor, Jr. collection of whiskeys, it joins the Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon and Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon released within the past year.
What’s it like? According to a press release “an aroma of cooked, berries meets the nose, followed by a rich caramel and slightly floral smell. The taste is bold – full of spice that fills the mouth with a distinct flavor of toasty vanilla, dried oak and pepper. The finish is long and satisfying with a powerful rye character and lingering hints of fruit.”
The Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon will be available in June with a suggested retail pricing is $69.99 for a 750 ml bottle. Limited availability.