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Overall rating
86.31/100
votes
82
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bottled in Bond
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
88004005511
Added on
15 May 2013 10:11 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137.61

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82 × member ratings

276 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I think this is a bourbon for lovers of strong sweetness. An absolute flatterer on the palate, but surprisingly it flies quite fast on the finish. One for me - and I'm neither a Bourbon lover nor a specialist - is still a pleasing 89-point pleasure.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Hard is the bourbon in the glass; ripe juicy apricots, grapes. A tight arrangement.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very sweet with popcorn and juicy bright grapes. Pleasantly dense texture, fine spice. The 50% are barely noticeable; enormously drinkable.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish I find now relatively short. Remains on the pleasant-sweet side, but flies relatively quickly.

  2. Bona scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    N: cinnamon, vanilla, banana, old oak, clove, caramel .. not too sweet. Nice spicy

    M: spicy oak, caramel with cinnamon banana, some apricot. 50% are pleasant, then it is always spicier. Some rye bread and a lot of oak

    A: dry and spicy. A lot of cinnamon in the reverberation, with caramel, oak and a little apricot and banana.

    Blind, I would have typed here clearly on Rye. Absolutely spicy with lots of cinnamon and lots of wood. A well-matured and delicious Ami.

  3. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    bitter and sweet, full bodied, but still basically the same as all other bourbons, i would rather have the variety of scotch

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for parting with a sample of this excellent bourbon.
    • Nose
      Hey! This is what a bourbon should smell like.

      Of course there's honey sweetness and vanilla like most, but there's some refinement and extra depth to it.

      Lots of dark fruit, plums and prunes.

      Some really high quality wood with just the right charring.

      Moist tobacco and burnt sugar crust.
    • Taste
      About the right abv to suit the full flavours.

      Vanilla, bitter orange, tobacco leaves, almost like chewing the astringent juice out of fresh rolling tobacco.

      Rich chocolate fudge.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly drying notes of wood, with a touch of fresh peppermint lasting.

  7. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    this is a wonderful bourbon and I enjoyed every drop of it, is it worth the price tag? What whiskey is these days. 

  8. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    As a bourbon drinker, this hits the spot every time, and it ticks all the boxes, I couldn't leave this one alone, so you can imagine it didn't last long.    
    • Nose
      Honey and brown sugar, there is some light tobacco, vanilla, stewed dark fruits and the usual bubble gum, boiled rhubarb and ginger cake. 
    • Taste
      This is full bodied and hot and spicy, the taste is strong dry and astringent but very tasty indeed, there is some milk chocolate, blood orange and some more of those stewed dark fruits. 
    • Finish
      A very long creamy vanilla finish with a touch of polish on the death. 

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An ingenious bourbon, somehow quite typical in the notes but qualitatively just a league over the 50-70, - representatives, the more time you give him, the more there is to discover, both in the glass and in the mouth, of nuts to fruits.
    • Nose
      Ingenious, full nose even after a year open bottle, lots of fruit and vanilla and purest caramel on the overflow, a bit of the well-known Bourbonklebernote, bananas, melons, burnt butter, he needs time in the glass, figs, apricots, cedar, Almonds, pineapple (the last 4-5 only very subtle and temporary)
    • Taste
      Full, butter dissolved in oil, candy, Toffiffee, Werther's Original, cinnamon, vanilla, cotton candy, red apple, apricot, creme brulee, very tingling on the tongue, light, light tobacco notes, licorice, after 15 seconds are also some nice nuts and banana
    • Finish
      Dry caramel, butter, toffee, vanilla and cinnamon all over, with apricot skin, medium to long, the dry caramel remains in the throat for a long time, plus honey sweetness on the tongue

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