Colonel E.H Taylor Four Grain / 2018 Release
The second batch of Jim Murray's 2018 World Whisky of the year. In the words of the man himself:
"Nothing could match the astonishing beauty of its surprisingly delicate weight and complexity combined. It was though time stood still in the tasting room; I just knew…"
Hailing from Buffalo Trace, this brand applies methods and mashbills comparable to those introduced by Colonel E. H. Taylor. Edmund Haynes Taylor is generally considered to be the father of modern bourbon, recognising the the importance of strong brands and building numerous important distilleries, including Old Fashioned Copper (OFC, better known today as Buffalo Trace).
Taylor's "Colonel" title is not a military prefix, but actually refers to the honourary title, Kentucky Colonel. He shares this with many famous sons of Kentucky, but perhaps none more so than a certain Fried Chicken vendor...
This particular example is a Four Grain Bourbon meaning after the mandatory 51% corn, the mashbill is made up of 3 other grains - rye, wheat and barley are the most common - rather than the usual one or two.
Distilled in 2005, the rarer 2018 release of the Four Grain was bottled at 13 years old and is the last of the stock.
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