Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced a second and what it calls a final release of E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The distillery says this is the “last call,” for this bourbon and there are no plans of further releases in the near future.
The E. H. Taylor Four Grain was made from a distinct bourbon recipe using corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley. This bourbon was distilled in 2005 and has a distinctly different flavor profile from the typical rye and wheat recipe bourbons made at Buffalo Trace Distillery. These four grains were chosen since they are the four grains E. H. Taylor would have had access to when he set up his O.F.C. Distillery in the late 1800s. During the 1860s, Taylor traded in grains and learned that they can vary tremendously from different farmers and harvests. Taylor consistently wanted the products produced in his distillery “of upmost class,” right down to the grains.
Tasting notes provided by the distillery say, “The Four Grain has been described as having a nose reminiscent of a chocolate roast malt, a flash of spice attached to barely perceptible ulmo honey, followed by a taste complemented by deeper Manuka honey and licorice notes. The finish is said to be a ‘slow, lightly oiled, gently spiced chocolate fade, which goes on and on.'”
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13 Year Old Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon
The E. H. Taylor Four Gain is a small batch bourbon aged for 13 years, 100 proof, Bottled-In-Bond. It is part of the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. collection, first released in early 2011 with several subsequent releases since then.
Like some of the previous releases, this limited edition will be hard to find. Also consistent with past releases, the Four Grain Bourbon displays a vintage label and is offered inside a distinct canister reminiscent of Taylor’s whiskey package from over one hundred years ago. These six bottle cases will be shipped in an impressive wooden box modeled after the wooden crates used by Taylor to transport goods during the days before Prohibition.
This special bottling of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey will be available this spring in limited supply. Suggested retail pricing is $69.99 per 750ml bottle, the same as the first Four Grain release last year.