TAYLOR Barrel Proof Bourbon
COLONEL E. H. TAYLOR Barrel Proof Bourbon 750ml bottle: Nose – Sweet apple pie, dark cherries, rich caramel, boozy vanilla custard, Crème Brûlée, nutmeg, clove, and bold oak.
Taste – Whew! A great mouthfeel and very rounded palate. Just a rollercoaster of flavor. The big cherry and fruity notes come through up front. Apple pie, maybe even a touch of apricot mixing in. This has a background of rich oak that’s backed up by a pile of spice. This moves from fruity to desserty to spicy and back again.
Finish – Truly impressive finish. This fluctuates between the front and back of the palate with sweet delicious baked fruits, oak, caramel, vanilla, and spice. It’s nearly everything you could ever ask for.
Final thoughts COLONEL E. H. TAYLOR Barrel Proof Bourbon 750ml bottle
This is a truly impressive bottle. I have sipped through a few of the releases of this product and usually preferred the Stagg Jr. releases over the EH Taylor, but this 2021 release of Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof is one for the books!
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