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Overall rating
84.81/100
votes
72
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bottled in Bond
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
088004005498
Added on
14 Mar 2013 8:38 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 94,01

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302 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points

  1. mandragoru scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Gris scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch is not bad at all, really, even for me (have to say that bourbon is not my cup of tea). This is clearly not the most complex or original bourbon but it is still pleasant to drink. But, for an average price of 90 to 100 € most of people will probably prefer to buy something else.

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/colonel-e-h-taylor-small-batch-2.html
    • Nose
      Bourbonesque as you wish (yes, “bourbonesque” exists… It doesn’t? I say it anyway), lot of vanilla and caramelized. But very much caramelized eh, almost as much as a Jack, a little more on the big butterscotch. A hint of raisins in the background.
    • Taste
      Outchi mama, powerful sensation in the mouth, a little too much, loaded with vanilla and oak wood. The toffee comes back and brings a little sweetness, a little. You should add a few drops of water that dissipate this alcoholic power and allow to develop some spicy notes, making it a little more interesting, a little.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, always on vanilla and spices and always with this strong oak wood. A little acidity.

  3. Gris scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch is not bad at all, really, even for me whose bourbon is not the cup of tea. This is clearly not the most complex or original bourbon but it is still pleasant to drink. This being so, for an average price of 90 to 100 € most will probably prefer to turn to another bottle.
    • Nose
      Bourbonesque at wish (yes, bourbonesque it is said .. No? Ben me I say), vanilla and caramelized. But then very caramelized eh, almost as much as a Jack, a little more on the big butterscotch. A hint of raisins in the background.
    • Taste
      Oufti nene, the sensation is powerful in the mouth, a little too much, loaded with vanilla and oak wood. The toffee comes back then bring a little sweetness to all this. It supports without problem the intake of a few drops of water that dissipate a little alcoholic power and allow to develop some spicy notes making it a little more interesting, a little.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, always on vanilla and spices and always with this strong oak wood. A little acidity.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: it starts with a really fat nose, nice oily, first beats a lot of apple flavor from the glass, followed by a good portion of caramel with some sea salt, the corn comes through well, he has a great spicy flavor of cinnamon, cloves and even discreet Kardamon, in the background swinging even a little smoke of the strong burned barrels, the sweetness drifts again and again in the direction of Rumrosinen from, even some tobacco box can be found

    Taste: good onset, oily, you can roll well over the tongue, clear sweetness to corn and caramel, then beat the spices again fully, plus a decent portion of oak

    Finish: The finish is long, spicy wood, licorice, caramel, some salt are noticeable, behind some beeswax, it is dry, but not bitter

    Water: No, the alcohol is actually perfectly integrated. Nevertheless, the attempt: Well, it goes quite well with water, the fruity apple and the caramel are stronger, while the spicy side moves slightly more into the background, some shoe polish shows, the liquorice from the finish is now also in the Nose. Without water he likes me better.

    Conclusion: This is really a great bourbon. OK, who can not do anything with the basic properties of Boubon Whiskey, should also stay away from here. He would like to recommend everyone else. For me personally, my best ever Bourbon, even if he was my dearest with just under 100 EUR - but the money is well laid out in my view, which is a really good drink - 88 points

  6. Macheye scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon is a very solid entry point to the Taylor range. The 100 proof turns out to be just the right strength to deliver bold and interesting flavours without the alcohol taking over too much. However, it very much depends on where you purchase this how satisfied you might be with your end product. I picked this up in the US for around $40 - but in the UK prices seem to vary from around £75 all the way up to £120. There’s import tax and then there’s utter greed. Either way, whilst this is a good quality small batch bourbon I’d only really recommend it at the dollar price if you can find it.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/buffalo-trace/colonel-e.h.-taylor-jr.-small-batch-bourbon/
    • Nose
      Expressive from the get-go. Vanilla, butterscotch, toffee and a variety of spices including cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. A light earthiness persists under the surface and is joined by baking soda and just the slightest hint of farmyard. Dried berries and raisins provide some fruitiness – which is both deep and also slightly sour.
    • Taste
      Cask forward with a well-balanced but strong mouth-feel. Vanilla and charred wood lead with pepper, cinnamon and chilli supporting. Toffee and butterscotch provide the sweetness, cherries and licorice provide the sourness and there’s some roasted nuts and light varnish/glue giving yet more depth.
    • Finish
      Medium to long favouring vanilla and leathery notes.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. luvthemstillers scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      98 98

  9. luvthemstillers scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    A great Bottled In Bond bourbon
    • Nose
      Caramel corn, vanilla, apple, and oak spices. 
    • Taste
      Butterscotch, corn, molasses, cinnamon, and oak
    • Finish
      Cinnamon  spice and oak

  10. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Classic, sweet bourbon profile on the nose, with icing sugar, maple syrup, fresh waffles, apricots and cinnamon. Needed water to tame the heat of the alcohol and release the softer notes. Sweet and spicy on the palate, with something slightly synthetic lingering (a bit like when I eat American boiled sweets; I'm not sure what it is though). The cinnamon note returns on the finish, which is a touch sweet and cloying. Overall, a bit too sweet and lacking depth and complexity to warrant a high score and strong recommendation, but if a simple, classic bourbon profile is what you're after, this does hit the spot.

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