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Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Rye: Newest Buffalo Trace Release

Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Rye: Newest Buffalo Trace Release
Discover the newest addition to the E.H. Taylor collection: Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Rye from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Limited release, highly coveted!

Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Rye: A New Addition

The E.H. Taylor collection adds a long-awaited bottle to its lineup. The new Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Rye is here, and it’s capturing the attention of whiskey enthusiasts everywhere. This latest release solidifies the brand’s reputation under the esteemed Buffalo Trace Distillery family.

Why Buffalo Trace Distillery Stands Out

These days, there is no more powerful name in American whiskey than Buffalo Trace. The Frankfort-based distillery produces not only its namesake bourbon but also houses many of the most hyped and coveted whiskey brands on the market. Fans recognize names like Pappy Van Winkle, Weller, Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and of course, Colonel E.H. Taylor.

Unveiling the Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Rye

The new whiskey belongs to the E.H. Taylor, Jr. family, and it’s the next logical step for the collection. Of the previous 12 E.H. Taylor bottles, there was already a Barrel Proof Bourbon and a Straight Rye. Buffalo Trace has essentially combined these two to create the long-awaited Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye.

Unique Features of the New Release

Made from the same mashbill as E.H. Taylor Straight Rye, the new whiskey is uncut and unfiltered, just like E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Bourbon. Bottled straight from the barrel, it boasts a hefty cask strength of 126 proof (63% ABV).

Here are some key features:

  • Nose: White pepper and candied apricot with nutty and floral notes
  • Palate: Sweet stone fruit combined with pepper and dry oak
  • Finish: Full, long-lasting, and honey-sweet

What to Expect in Taste

Although it hasn’t been tasted yet, the tasting notes from Buffalo Trace hint at a winner. The rye whiskey promises a delightful mix of aromas and flavors that make it a must-try for whiskey lovers.

Pricing and Availability

Buffalo Trace has priced Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye at $78 for a 750mL bottle. However, due to Buffalo Trace SRPs being mere formalities, this bottle will likely sell for multiples of its retail price, if even found. The new whiskey is a limited release, making it more challenging to track down than the typical E.H. Taylor bottle.

Specifications

ABV 63%
Age Unknown
Tasting Notes Stone fruit, pepper, oak

Conclusion

The Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Rye stands as a remarkable addition to the E.H. Taylor collection. With its combination of the best features from both Barrel Proof Bourbon and Straight Rye, it’s sure to become another coveted gem from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Happy hunting to those daring enough to track down a bottle!

Written by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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