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Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

Overall rating
85.02/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB40710
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bottled in Bond
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
088004005498
Market
us United States
Added on
14 Mar 2013 8:38 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 124.81

23 × in wishlist

126 × member ratings

575 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.02 points

  1. 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

  2. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    I bought this bottle off Amazon for about £50 which is about right. If I paid double that I would be a bit disappointed. This is still a nice bourbon but no where near the single Barrel level.
    • Nose
      83 83
      This has a high corn mash bill and you can smell it.
      I must say it is not a great nose and anyone who can be bothered to read my notes know I like a good bourbon nose.
      Maybe it's just the mash bill.
      Since it was my last glass I thought I would add a few drops of water and it has only made the nose worse.
    • Taste
      88 88
      This is the last glass of the bottle and nothing has really changed from the first glass.
      It's thick and chewy and you can really taste those sweet corn notes.
      Hardly any spice at all which isn't a bad thing because it works for this very well.
      With water again hardly any difference just a bit less punchy.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is long and tangy and the 50% helps that.
      People say there is a plastic note, well you get that with most bourbons and you either like it or you don't because it comes with the territory.
      So most of the time I don't mention it.
      With water it brings out a bit of spice which makes a nice alternative.

  3. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a good bourbon. The price is high, but well worth it.
    • Nose
      85 85
      aromas of vanilla, sour green apples, corn and oak. Very pleasant!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, green apples, dates, nuts, tobacco and cinnamon. A delicious bitter.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The soft finish could be a little longer. Vanilla and spicy oak.

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    E.H. Taylor 1st and only Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 50%.

    Strong amber colour.

    Aroma of rum 'n' raisin fudge, green apple, green raisin too, banoffee pie, some highlighter pen, some toasted oak. Decent nose.

    Taste is less bold up-front than the Single Barrel - doesn't blow your socks off like that one did for me, but instead it grows into something very similar. Some plasticky notes initially, like the sort you get from over-oaked wine, then the dominant vibe settles somewhere between vanilla and a dried trail mix sort of fruit, leading to some more of the banoffee pie from the nose ... very easy with no saltiness, fire or roughness. Clove and a little cinnamon on the linger - more clove. Just rich intense flavour.

    Very, very similar to the first bottling of EHT Single Barrel I tried, and only very slightly inferior in my opinion. This is very nice, although bourbon pricing is getting a little silly in the UK, as this is generally available at around the £100 mark. I would happily pay up to £80 for bottles in the EH Taylor range but bourbon prices just seem to go up and up (and quality seems stagnant or even to decrease). However, this one is certainly a premium product. A stand-out bourbon. 3.775/90

  5. WhiskeyMavens scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Sometimes I wonder, how does Buffalo Trace manage to get such varied results out of same distillate. I mean this same distillate goes into two or more of their other expressions and yet you can tell all of them distinctly apart. That tells me the sheer genius at work here
    • Nose
      94 94
      Most interesting thing about this bourbon is its nose. Very inviting full of candied fruits, lemon zest, baking spices. Everything
    • Taste
      92 92
      Again beautifully balanced albeit on the sweeter side. Not there is no spiciness but the sweetness keeps it from getting to you. Also the spiciness is more of the wood kind & not from the rye. Wish it was a little more oilier
    • Finish
      92 92
      medium- long with wood charr lasting right through the end.

  6. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. kanpai79 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, fruity-sweet bourbon.
    The 50% alcohol strength fits perfectly.
    Dangerously tasty! :-)

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