Released back in 2012, Colonel E.H. Taylor Rye Whiskey is the only non-bourbon in the E.H. Taylor lineup. Also of note, this straight rye whiskey does not share DNA with Buffalo Trace’s Sazerac Rye. This is a completely different rye mash bill. This is made entirely of rye and barley. That’s right, there’s no corn here. What it does share with its brethren whiskies is the bottled-in-bond label. In a nutshell, that means it’s 100 proof, at least four years old, and distilled by one distillery in one season. Taylor, the man, was the proponent of the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897.
A few weeks ago when I posted about Colonel E.H. Taylor Cured Oak, I realized I never reviewed my bottle of E.H. Taylor Single Barrel. So here goes… Buffalo Trace’s E.H. Taylor line all share something – they are all Bottled-In-Bond (BIB). I have a brief note about what BIB is in my writeup of E.H. Taylor Small Batch. We’re not sure how old this bourbon is, only that it’s at least four years old. Rumor has it closer to 7 to 10 years old. So, how does it taste?