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Member Reviews and Ratings of Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
This is absolutely one of my favorites! Incredibly smooth, and amazing notes of Vanilla, caramel. It coats the mouth really well. It's a shame that they are trying to charge over 3 times the price for this bourbon on here. Kind of disappointing.
So smooth. First bottle of the Colonel and I can see why it’s so popular. Smooth and complex.
Good bourbon, not worth the price tag compared to similar small batch bourbons.
This was a great bourbon, smooth with good flavor. But I have to admit it is not my favorite. It is good if you can find it at retail price, but I dont really understand the hype around it.
Spicy with a smooth finish
Good stuff!! Easy on the nose despite being 10o proof. Nice flavor profile that does a nice job balancing a lil sweet with a lil spice that is not overpowering. Smooth as silk with a nice finish.
Love the Colonel. Great up front, balanced, can get a little spicey on the finish
Had a bottle New Year’s Eve. Really
good and smooth.
Caramel/very slight mapel aroma.
Sweet corn start with a drawn out medium heat, in a subtle and delightful manner though. Notes of vanilla and caramel throughout.
More favored of bourbons
Strong alcohol content, but flavor is a lot better than the bulliet. Easier drinking considering, but more for small sips
Just getting into whiskey but this by far is my favorite that I own.
Incredibly smooth and rewarding
This was very nice. I think it's priced a bit high, but it drinks nicely. The 50% ABV is noticeable, but not overpowering. I got a very nice winter holiday set of flavors: raisins, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla & spice. The nose is sweet, too: corn, honey, caramel, even some stone fruit teases like peach/apricot. A very nice bottle. I'm glad I came across it.
A well balanced, great tasting, solid bourbon. Good balance of flavor and spice.
Very true to the recommendation. I found the spice subbtle but it lingers. the taste is sweet to a Carmel but still has a good whiskey flavor with rye bread and butter.
Very good bourbon. Up there with some of the best.
Great bourbon. Smooth with the caramel notes and a little bit of heat. Great drink. Shame on Flaviar for selling at this price.
FOUND THIS ONE AT A SMALL ABC STORE IN THE NC MOUNTAINS. ONE OF THE SMOOTHEST AND BEST TASTING WHISKEY THAT IVE TRIED. GREAT WHISKEY FOR OLD FASHIONED COCKTAILS!
Not usually a whiskey drinker but this is the best whiskey I've ever had.
As with all of the EH Taylor bourbons, this one does not disappoint. While ‘Small Batch’ is my least favorite in their line-up, it is still well ahead of most other products. Just the right amount of heat paired with expert attention to nuanced flavor notes, this is a solid “go to” pleaser. This bourbon is definitely a “don’t you dare mix this with anything and ruin it” bit of mastery. Price point is better than their other varieties, and allows you to enjoy the greatness that is EH Taylor without crushing your wallet.
A big note of cherry cola. Smooth transition into traditional bourbon notes of caramel and vanilla. Some alcohol burn, but in ballance. Thinish on thepalate, but worthwhile.
This one really surprised me. The smoothness is accompanied by a gentle sweetness, but has an intensity that backs the flavors very nicely.
Muted and spicy at the backend. Sweet but balanced. A good sipping bourbon.
Pretty plain for the price. Mellow, not overly complex, more spice than sweet, peppery bite. Not bad but would just as easily drink rebel yell.
I don’t get the hype...
Very nice sipper full of complexity.
My go to when I can find it. Great bourbon for the price.
Great bourbon! Good spice that dissipates into Carmel notes. A nice smooth finish.
Amazing bottle but a tab overpriced.
Amazing bottle but a tad overpriced.
It is a great sip but I wouldn't pay more than $40-50 range any higher and it loses its luster
Great to sip. Warm caramel and opens up nicely. If you can find this you should get it for $40 retail. But if you really want it here- grab it.
Amazing. All other Bourbons are back seat to this bad boy
Nice rye spice. Very complex. Nice warm burn. Excellent
Fantastic pour. Bright flavorful whiskey with a great nose and a lingering smoooth finish. Love this
Great pour. Very solid for everyday sipping.
One of the smoothest bourbons I’ve ever tasted
My favorite Bourbon, heck my favorite spirit all together. Worth every penny. The bottle seems to disappear very quickly.
Spice smell with a sweat vanilla caramel finish. Hints of butterscotch
Great flavors. Very nice finish given the alcohol content.
Good stuff. Overpriced here though.
Great stuff. A bit expensive though.
First bottle I had neat, love it! Must have no question
Sharp edges, tastes really young. Sweet up front but too much barrel bitter at the end. I’d pay retail ($40 or less) but no more.
One of the best BiB. A little too young for my personal performance, but great daily sipper, and great value whiskey. It is sweet, little spicy, and mellow sipper. And, Indeed, it got the BT characteristics that you can spot among ER, BT, and Blanton's
A little over priced here on Flaviar ($55), but since it is hard to find where I live, It was worth it. I hope they bring it more often.
Very smooth nose, sweet, honey never letting on its 100 proof. Medium bodied becoming more complex with a touch of water. A little spice and oak on the finish - a really good whiskey.
Damn good bourbon! really smooth
My go to. Wish i could find it more often. in my opinion better than blanton's original.
One of the best that I’ve had. Smooth and hits all 3 facets of the palette..
Love all of it!!
I get a lot of butterscotch and cinnamon taste, with a. Thick oily feel. Nice spicy linger. Little heat that's nice. Solid bourbon.
Tremendous taste and sweet finish with a real kick
Very smooth, a new favorite.
Has fruit notes of peaches with a vailla finish.
At first I thought it was overhyped. Then I let the bottle sit open for about and hour and poured some more. I added about 5-6 drops of water and totally different bourbon now. It completely opened up and is very smooth. I was able to get it for $39.99 and grabbed 3 bottles. I’m glad I did. Would I pay $90, no. Would I pay $60-$65 to get it, yes. Great bourbon and great buy for $40-$65
This is one of the best bourbons I've ever tasted. My buddy and I tasted it against Blanton's and it beat Blanton's for almost half the price. If you can find it, buy it. You will not be disappointed.
One of my new favorites but not at this price.
This is one of my favorite bourbons! Awesome combination of sweetness, spiciness, and smoothness.
Very nice affordable bourbon, if you can find it!
Very good. Just the right amount of spice for me. Nice neat...even better as an old fashioned
Very good bourbon if you can find it and get it at msrp. 50-60 max for this one. Such a shame the internet and social media has ruined good bourbons like this. Starts very smooth, ends with a nice kick, but nothing that's overwhelming.
Oak and butterscotch are obvious on the palate, but a general sweetness and spice linger on the finish. Slow expanding tail and very dry.
On February 12, 1830, Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. — widely considered the father of modern bourbon — was born in Columbus, Kentucky. Orphaned as a baby, Taylor was adopted by Edmund Haynes Taylor Sr. and was raised in Louisiana by his great-uncle, Zachary Taylor (who would later become the twelfth President of the United States). After attending the Boyer's French School in New Orleans, Taylor moved back to Kentucky and matriculated from the B. B. Sayer's Academy. Following in the footsteps of his adopted father, Taylor became involved in banking and came to the aid of several Kentucky distilleries that were suffering from Reconstruction. In 1869, Taylor purchased a small distillery situated on the banks of the Kentucky River. Christened the distillery OFC (Old Fire Copper) Distillery, Taylor began renovating and modernizing the plant — he purchased copper fermentation tanks, new grain grinding equipment and unique, columnar stills. During his tenure, Taylor also implemented several innovative distilling techniques, including aging whiskey in climate-controlled rickhouses. Armed with distilling experience and a political pedigree, Taylor, together with Treasury Secretary John G. Carlisle, was instrumental in passing the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897. The act required that any spirit labeled as "Bonded"or "Bottled-in-Bond" be the product of one distiller at one distillery during one distillation season. In addition, the Act required that bonded spirits be aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof. Named in honor of Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr., Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Bourbon is made from a blend of seven-year old barrels hallowed from the sixth floor of a brick warehouse in Kentucky. Bottled in Bond at 100 proof, each bottle of Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Bourbon is packaged behind a vintage label and canister reminiscent of the bottles Taylor used over one hundred years ago.
Used to be my go to daily drinker, was one of the best $30 bourbons out there. The recent bourbon boom and hysteria around anything Buffalo Trace has made it harder to find, but still one of the best bourbons if you can find it for under $45
Overall top 3 bourbons. Just wish it was easier to find.
I loved this bourbon. Smooth with flavors of caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and possibly popcorn. It ends with a cinnamon spice at the back end.
Overall I found Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch not to be a great match for me. The nose is heavy on popcorn and spices. The palette is dominated by butterscotch and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is one of the most viscous I've found in bourbon. The finish was average in length noticeably absent of heat. Overall this is a very sweet bourbon.
I would say this is one of my new favorites. Comprable smoothness and flavor to Blanton's but at a much lower cost. For the price it is a 15/10...no joke.
This is great to sip on, it has an easy nose, you can taste the vanilla and caramel,
Love it. Sweeter, vanilla caramel
Very good, it has a bite in the beginning with a smooth honey finish.
This is a great bourbon for sipping, neat or on light rocks. A rich blend of caramel and vanilla, lightened by citrus.
This is a lovely bourbon for sipping, neat or on light rocks. A great blend of caramel and vanilla, lightened by citrus.
Such a smooth taste!
The spice is noticeable but mellow enough to let the rest of the complex flavors shine through. And those flavors become enhanced the more sips you take. Combined with being 100 proof, this proves to be dangerously good.
Best there is, simply the best
Home bar can’t be without it.
Slight fruit on the nose, initial spice giving way to sweet caramel and brown sugar. Spice doesn’t linger but the sweetness does, very well done
Phenomenal. Especially for the price
Fantastic taste, smooth finish....sorry I waited so long to buy it! Will definitely purchase again when I can find it.
Caramel dominates, in a good way.
This was a very nice find. Great bourbon for all the correct reasons. If you like sweet, smooth with a spicey finish, this one's for you! Great price as well.
Wish this was more readily available in my area, great sipper
This is a very nice bourbon. I like to drink all of my whisk(e)y's neat...do not let the 100 proof scare you...it is nice with a very small amount of water added...but too much ruins the character...in my personal opinion...but that is the beauty of drinking...drink it any way you want, as long as it makes you happy!
A little sharp for my taste.
Easily in my top 2-3 favorite bourbons, sweet and warm, vanilla and cherry, spicy finish
Amazing bourbon. Solid with vanilla and caramel notes. Great finish with a lot of spice!
Big fan of EHT line
Wow! Spicy! This bourbon was outside of my desired flavor profile...Great with Mexican food, but beyond that, I could not enjoy it.
Really nice bourbon
Still my favorite
My first impression on the the nose not much there but after a little time it opened up. Very light on the nose and hint of sweetness and Licorice. Taste is very very good need some time to breathe. This is a good bourbon to drink neat in a good chill atmosphere .
My wife bought me a bottle for Father’s Day and it will go down as the greatest gift ever. It is in a class of its own.
I've tried so many bourbons, and EH Taylor remains my all time #1 pick. It is just perfect for me. Buffalo Trace simply cannot make a bad whiskey if they tried, and this takes the cake. Much prefer it over Blanton's which is too smooth IMO. Trouble is a lot of ppl must agree with me because it's so hard to find...
One of my favorites, like
Candy corn, cinnamon
This is a wonderful Bourbon!
Right from the first pour you know you are in for something good. An enticing aroma and an incredible solid flavor profile. Everything about it just works and there is none of the 100 proof burn you might expect. For the price, this is an amazing bottle and one to pick up whenever seen.
A must try! An excellent bourbon that isn’t accompanied with a triple digit price tag. The spice and sweet combination come together in harmony with the subtle tones of vanilla
Fantastic. One of my favorites. Complex layered taste
My favorite bourbon. Has a great complexity to it. Nice full flavor of vanilla and butterscotch with a spicy cinnamon finish.
Smooth and nice butterscotch smell
Vanilla bomb that has ripe pineapple on the nose. One of the best aromas. Medium finish with adequate warmth
What's not to like about this Bourbon? It goes down WAY TOO smoothly. Used my first set of credits on this, so really hard to beat paying ~$6 for a hard-to-find bottle (at least in my area) that is simply fantastic. Nice, buttery caramel and vanilla flavor. Mild burn going down, but oh-so-good! I *might* pour this over a whiskey cube, but otherwise this is going to be a good, neat 3-fingered pour for me every time!
Very smooth and easy to drink. Good flavor but not overwhelming.
I get more honey and vanilla with some spice. A very waxy coat of the mouth and a lite burn on the back end.
Other great bourbon from Buffalo Trace
Having not yet found it in the wild and having $15 in credits to my favorite online liquor retailer, I could not pass up the chance to pick up Colonel E.H. Taylor's Small Batch Bottled In Bond Bourbon. It arrived today via FedEx and after quickly unwrapping it, I cradled it in my arms and looked upon it like a newborn baby. It was precious. I poured it neat into my Glencairn glass and inhaled the heavenly aromas therein.
My first thought was that it smelled wonderful and my second thought was that it smelled different than the other bourbons I had experienced so far. At 100 proof, there is certainly an alcohol punch, but it is brief and carries faint floral notes. There is a warm, bready aroma, vanilla, cherry and other stone fruits, chocolate, caramel, and butterscotch. The nose is sweet, complex, and luxurious. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the palate is spicy and sweet with the stone fruits, caramel, and vanilla stepping out upfront and cinnamon in the back. The finish is warm and long-lasting with vanilla, oak, and leather and the tingle of black pepper to keep you on your toes. I'm not here to tell you how to enjoy your bourbon, so drink it how you like, but for me, this is a smooth sipping whiskey, plain and simple.
This is a very good bourbon. Starts a little hot and spicy and finishes smooth. An ice cube or two really releases the flavor and takes the hot away. This is one of my favorite bourbons.
This bourbon is quite heavy on the spice and has a fairly strong burn to it. However, the burn smooths out over time and the sweetness begins to really play off the spiciness nicely.
However you enjoy Bourbon you'll love this one. Flavor forward, sweet, and balanced. The small batch gives that shoulder shuddering (in a good way) burn late. So good.
Well worth it being my first drink in 3 weeks!
the EH Taylor series is one of my favorite lines of Whiskey and as difficult as it is to find these days I'd recommend grabbing a bottle if you see it.
I personally thought it was very smooth and very little burn.
Bought this on a trip in Kentucky, first Bourbon i have tasted, still the best one
a must try. never disappoints Carmel brown sugar notes a bit cinnamon on the noise. tasting on the front is sweat and smooth the back has soft heat with wood and leather notes
My favorite bourbon, hands down. Smooth, sweet, savory, but will knock you down if you disrespect.
This is a value buy and a definite go-to bourbon. Very smooth and like caramel on the tongue. Love the finish with this one.
This is an amazing whiskey, it’s not too spicy. It’s very smooth and one of my favorites.
Has a real burn at the end that I wasn’t expecting. It isn’t a bad bourbon, but not as smooth as I was expecting based off the flavor profile.
good bourbon, a sweet corn taste with cinnamon and perhaps allspice?
Great, well crafted smooth Bourbon!! One of my favorites!!
Damn good bourbon.
A well refined Bourbon, that is very mellow but yet full of flavor. This is one of my top 5 Bourbons!!
Amazing, the perfect bourbon. My bottle went way to fast...
As always, another great product from the BT distillery. Nice balance between sweet and spice. Good linger and complexity.
An amazing bottle, I seriously can not recommend this stuff enough. One sip and I had to take my buddy to my favorite shop to purchase one himself. This stuff is very hard to find. You have to try it. Worth every penny.
This is such a well rounded bourbon. It goes down smooth and has a wonderful finish.
I would seek, buy, and enjoy this bourbon any day over Blanton's. I think this is one fine bourbon. Creamy, spicy, sweet, and the "bottled-in-bond" 50% ABV makes it ballsier than Blaton's (which is too smooth IMO) and hits all the right buttons for me. I was lucky enough to find this in stock here a couple weeks ago and stocked up!
This is about as good as bourbon gets. Buries other whiskeys in its price point.
I wasn't overly impressed with the first few tastings; thinking that it was similar to Woodford Reserve, but pricier. I have watched reviewers say that this one is an acquired taste; not everyone will appreciate it.
Some nuance of burnt brown sugar kept haunting me after that first bottle; and I found myself over-anxious to try another bottle. I have since realized that I have to taste something several times to properly evaluate; because my taste buds work differently on different days.
This has become my second favorite bourbon after Blanton's. I can appreciate that I have two dissimilar bourbons as favorites.
Now my top favorite is becoming very scarce. But even harder to find than Blantons, now, is C.T. Single Barrel! In 2017 I could get both for $65 after tax. In 2018 they were a rare sight and my go-to store wants $109 after tax for the C.T. Single Barrel. It went up $44 in 10 months time; and it's still nearly impossible to find.
The small batch seems to be quite the bargain nowadays!
Like it, would not go out of my way to buy it though. Every bit of 100 proof and doesn't try to hide it.
Amazing neat or on the rocks. Smooth criminal with hint of cinnamon. Highly recommended
Really like this one...over time of getting some air in the bottle, its really opened up and turned into one I can drink any time. Highly suggest.
Good flavor but a lot of alcohol on the nose for only being 100 proof. Not bad, but expected it to be smoother for the money.
Amazing! Had to look high and low for this one, but it was worth the search!
Love it. Really smooth and easy on the tongue. A must have for any Bourbon lover.
Smooth, sweet with nice cinnamon notes. Leathery quality is just right.
Definitely a sipping whiskey. It smells like caramel and butterscotch. Let it sit for a minute or two after pouring, then sip by doing a slurping-type sip to aerate the whiskey as it enters your mouth. You’ll really get the sweetness on the tip of your tongue, followed quickly by the spicy, peppery, cinnamon flavors on the back.
Finally got a bottle and wow am I impressed. Spice, caramel, vanilla, and sugar notes come through. Smooth going down and a nice finish that is slightly velvety.
I am new to this gem and boy is it impressive. So complex with a myriad of flavors through the draw. Smooth for 100 proof and gives the perfect amount of burn with a surprisingly smooth finish. Has to be one of the best that I own.
great flavor no bite
Wow! Smooth. Nice burn to start, finishes smooth. Very good.
Terrific. Sweet and warm. This is the perfect “always on hand” whiskey...now if the local rotgut store always had it on hand.
Nice and smooth. Just the right amount of spice and flavor. Slightly hot.
good honest bourbon,Very smooth, with a little bit of sweetness,refined Bourbon, with oak finish
MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! I SALUTE THE COLONIAL
Very smooth, with a little bit of sweetness.......almost my daily drinker
This is a good honest bourbon. One of your grandparents might have carried this in pocket flask.....just for emergencies!
Love this. My go to for bourbon enthusiast.
Just not my favorite. Not as smooth as I’d like.
Super smooth, full of flavor! Rivals some of the best Bourbon’s I have tasted.
Smooth, refined Bourbon, with oak finish
Easy to drink. Caramel, mild tobacco. Great for the price
Booze Forward, Long Finish, Complex and Delicious. Too much booze on the nose for some, but clearly made with high quality standards. If you've had this, try the Four Grain!
Very drinkable but nothing special.
One of my absolute favorite Bourbons!! Sweet, smooth, interesting, and complex enough to be interesting without totally demanding all of your attention
The hole line of eh taylor is great right down to the small batch. I personally like the small batch better than the single barrel but again in new york they are gauging the price on this.
One of my favorite go to bourbon whiskeys
One of my favorites! So smooth
Excellent whiskey. The colonel is always a good choice
Solid choice! Worth the price!
Fruity/cherry nose, smooth with late heat.
This is a fantastic bourbon for the price point. Easy drinker, very enjoyable.
Smooth - Complex best I can find under $50
Fantastic pour at a great price
My favorite EH Taylor Expression. Such a smooth 100-proof whiskey.
Best sub-$40 bourbon. Very unique, high spice, long lingering burn BIB bourbon. A staple on my shelf until the store runs out!
In my opinion, the best every day bourbon under $50
Lighter with a sweeter initial taste.
I like sweeter... This wasn’t too sweet and the flavor spiral was right on... Overall a good bourbon and not TOO pricey... There are better ones out there for the money -but I do not by any means regret the purchase.
Small batch. Probably the best bourbon I've ever had, not too expensive either. Favorite spirit currently
Loved it. Hits hard with great flavor
Tastes like honey on the front end, very smooth and satisfying. So darn good! Wish I could get my hands on a bottle...
Liked. Smooth, not sharp
Spicey. Caramel and honey forward
Smooth , great aroma,
lots of flavor. I normally drink my whiskey neat but I need to drop in an ice cube for this one.
Loved it. Ballin
One of my favorites.
Soft burn. Nice Kick. Sweet flavors as you would expect from corn and barrel. Smoothe finish. Simply done better than most. Yummy. Get it!
I just got my hands on a bottle and not a single disappointment
Verrrrry gooood yes!
Quite Spicy but not with too much of a burn at the finish. A milder taste than Booker's with less sweetness.
If you like a burn in your bourbon, you'll dig this. Sweet flavour with a warm & floral finish.
Salute the Colonel
Good bite with smooth finish
Warm. Floral. Sweet. Apricot. Hint of cinnamon. Medium finish without too much heat. Perfectly encompasses what barreled in bond should taste like. The single barrel is even better! Enjoy this neat.
Tasty... not really smoky. Really smooth and doesn't leave an "after taste" for lack of better term. Very smooth going down. I'll buy this for sure and add it to the collection.
Incredible. Caught butterscotch and caramel apple with some spice on the nose. Delicious. Enjoyed with an ice ball to slowly release the flavor.
Scent of green apple. Spice at the front of the tounge. Smooth in mouth but hits a bit in the stomach.
Top shelf for the price indeed.
Great color. Fantastic oak smell. Almost like a scotch. Long lasting flavor somewhat smokey. Wood flavor
Love this on a chilly fall night. Strong and smooth.
Great Bourbon neat or rocks
Vanilla, brown sugar and oak on the nose. Oak and vanilla opens up to whipped cream and fresh cherries on the palate. Long finish. Very good.