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 .
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...
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.
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!
This is a single barrel so quality will vary. On this bottle the nose is actually fairly faint. Cherries if you search. Mouth feel is thin. Palate shows some barrel influence, vanilla, dark fruits. Good, but not great. I like it, but not in a hurry to replace.
My absolute favorite at the moment. Very sweet at first. A nice hint of Oak and a bit of fruit on the back end. Opens up very nicely as it sits in the glass. I'd take a pour of EHT Single Barrel over a Pappy 12 or 15 any day. For me it's a more accessible Pappy 10. Cheers
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.