Kentucky Whiskey distillery Buffalo Trace has announced the one-time release of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Bourbon, in honour of the name-sake who left his mark on the distillery and the bourbon industry as a whole.
This 10-year-old Bottled in Bond bourbon aged in Warehouse C, built by Col. Taylor in 1885, which has become the focal point of tours and advertisements. Located across from the visitor centre, the 136-year-old brick-and-limestone warehouse has withstood floods, blizzards, 100-degree Fahrenheit days and even a tornado. It is six floors, holding a total of 24,000 barrels.
“We know Col. Taylor had a lot of pride and affection for Warehouse C, as evidenced by his attention for detail, especially on the exterior with the architectural features,” says Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. “Fortunately, it’s a really good ageing warehouse for bourbon too, so not only does the warehouse look good, it produces some of our best whiskies. This year’s release of the Warehouse C bourbon is no exception.”
On the nose of E.H. Taylor Jr. Warehouse C is a cherry cobbler with rum sauce and a hint of oak, the company reports. The palate is cherry cola, vanilla bean and toasted oak, before a finish with a hint of spearmint, coffee, raisin bread and anise.
As with past releases, this bottle displays a vintage label and comes in a canister reminiscent of Taylor’s whiskey package from a century ago. The six-bottle cases ship in a wooden box modelled after the wooden crates used by Taylor to transport goods during the days before Prohibition.
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