Review #208 – Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof
Whiskey Network Review #208 | /r/Bourbon Review #117: Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof, 127.5pf
Nose: Maple and nutmeg with a whole lot of sweet brown sugar
Taste: Sweet and syrupy – corn syrup notes blended with maple syrup. Heavy on molasses, nutmeg and clove.
Finish: Long and sweet with not as much heat as the proof would suggest. This is a very sweey corn/brown sugar forward finish and I actually like it a good deal.
Overall: Overall, I enjoy this batch. I haven’t been a huge follower of the Barrel Proof but every time I taste and review it, I’m pleasantly surprised. I always wonder why I let it fly under my radar. And then I realize that it’s going for $80 around me and that’s a bit absurd. At $80 there’s a ton of delicious scotch to be bought but all the same this dram is delicious and deserves the rating I give it. Sure, I won’t go hunt and buy bottles but every sample I have leaves me a happy camper and my taste buds would agree. For these reasons, I’m rating the dram a 7 – CEHT Barrel Proof 127.5pf is a solid and delicious barrel proofer despite it’s elevated price.
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