Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye
- ABV: 50.00%
- Category: American Whiskey
- Style: Rye
- Country: United States
- Producer: Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Website: www.sazerac.com
Gold Medal 2015
A huge toffee hit! Sweet toffee coated flambé banana, marzipan, fat corn and a light rye spice note which just about stops it from being too sweet. Soft and full with plenty of sweet, sugary, caramelised dried fruit, fat corn and lightly peppery spice.
Polished and intense with a serious alcohol bite. An intense and earthy finish, with hints of violet and the spicy rye finally coming through.
The oak dries and adds some bitter chocolate, but it’s a seriously impressive finale! What can you say? Classy. I’d buy it for the finish alone!