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Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey Unveiled

Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey Unveiled
Discover the new Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey, an uncut, unfiltered limited edition that honors a whiskey trailblazer's legacy.

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FRANKFORT, KY – Buffalo Trace Distillery is thrilled to unveil the newest gem in the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Collection: Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey. This uncut, unfiltered rye recipe is a limited-edition release, aged to perfection at Buffalo Trace and bottled at an impressive 126 proof.

Honoring a Whiskey Trailblazer

Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., often revered as the “Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry,” left an indelible mark on the American whiskey landscape. Purchasing O.F.C. Distillery (now Buffalo Trace Distillery) in 1869, he pioneered straight rye whiskey production over a century ago. Taylor modernized, expanded, and upgraded the plant with advanced grain equipment and a pioneering steam heating system, which Buffalo Trace still uses today.

The Unique Experience of Barrel Proof Rye

“Colonel Taylor’s impact on the bourbon industry is immeasurable,” said Andrew Duncan, Global Brand Director at Buffalo Trace Distillery. “Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is an exceptional uncut, unfiltered expression that pays homage to E.H. Taylor’s pioneering vision.” With its barrel proof strength and fresh rye spice, this whiskey offers an aroma of white pepper and nutty undertones, balanced with floral, candied apricot notes. The taste combines sweet dried stone fruit, pepper, and oaky dryness, concluding with a honeyed, full-bodied finish.

A Collector’s Treasure

The Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey joins an illustrious lineup in the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Collection, including Single Barrel Bourbon, Sour Mash Bourbon, Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon, and Four Grain Bourbon. Like its predecessors, it is housed in the iconic E.H. Taylor Jr. canister with its vintage label, making it a coveted addition for collectors.

A Word from the Master Distiller

Buffalo Trace Distillery Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley remarked, “Spirits enthusiasts know that there is no experience quite like tasting a whiskey in its truest, untouched form – straight from the barrel. Barrel Proof Rye takes the beloved recipe of Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey to a new level and brings a new release that perfectly complements the E.H. Taylor, Jr. Collection.”

Availability and Pricing

Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is now available, although in limited quantities. Priced at $77.99 for a 750ml bottle, prices may vary with state taxes and fees. This exclusive release is sure to be a favorite among whiskey connoisseurs.

Tasting Notes

Feature Description
Aroma White pepper, nutty undertones, fresh floral, candied apricot
Taste Sweet dried stone fruit, pepper, oaky dryness
Finish Full, honeyed, sweet

In summary, Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is more than just a drink; it’s a tribute to a whiskey pioneer and an exceptional addition to the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Collection. Fans of uncut rye whiskey will relish this unique experience. Whether you are a collector or a casual enthusiast, this release promises an unparalleled tasting journey.

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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