Review #55 | /r/Bourbon Review #28 – Colonel E.H. Taylor Rye
The Schtick: This is a rye released under the Colonel EH Taylor line. This is also released as a Bottled in Bond product.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 50% ABV
Nose: Molasses. Caramel and vanilla followed by some light rye spice. This nose is surprisingly large and full bodied.
Taste: Sugar and spice combo, lots of nougat and caramel sweetness with brown sugar on the side. The spice kicks in after and blends really well.
Finish: Shorter than the single barrel but also less hot. It’s still fairly hot but it’s delicious sugar bomb. Long and sweet.
Overall: This is definitely a barely legal rye given the uncharacteristic sweetness. It drinks more like a bourbon. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just interesting.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists