Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey

Rye

Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.8
    3 out of 5 stars
    (91)

What started as a limited run whiskey with an old fashioned sour mash has turned into a year-round, multi-bottling very popular line. While Taylor no longer utilizes the old fashioned sour mash, it's still a damn fine and solid product. This no corn rye whiskey lulls you to sleep with its deep complex nose and then shocks you akin to ripping the covers off the bed at 7 am when the juice hits your palate. If you have a little bit of expendable cash and see this in the store for under $85, then grab yourself a bottle.

  • age
    NAS
  • proof
    100
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Nose: Fresh cracked pepper, chili powder dryness, chocolate, spices. Palate: Full of cinnamon, red-hot heat, rye spice, dark fruits, and backed with a Mary Jane candy sweetness. Finish is long, dark, and complex with spice and pit fruits coming back. "

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