E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof is uncut, unfiltered, and coveted by bourbon lovers around the world. This barrel proof bourbon is a member of the popular E.H. Taylor line from Buffalo Trace. Buffalo Trace mash bill #1 is used to create this spirit. The 2019 release was bottled at 129.3 proof.
The nose is rich with dark fruits, butterscotch, tobacco, brown sugar, and vanilla. The high proof is evident; however, the sweetness of the nose balances the heat.
The first sip has a medium to thick viscosity. The high proof is evident on the tip of the tongue but is not overwhelming. Butterscotch and vanilla are prominent. The second sip coats the entire mouth. Initially, there is a dryness similar to gin. However, this is followed by a Pavlovian response. Oak, vanilla, and cinnamon are present. The third sip is interesting and revealed tree nuts, light smoke, vanilla, and oak spice.
The finish is long and pleasant. Toasted oak, vanilla, and cinnamon are prominent. Faint ginger and black cherry notes are also noted.