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Colonel E. H. Taylor Straight Kentucky Rye Whisky Tasting notes and reviews

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Colonel E. H. Taylor Straight Kentucky Rye Whisky

Brand
Colonel E. H. Taylor
Expression
Straight Kentucky Rye Whisky
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.buffalotrace.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

88
Nose
A huge toffee hit! Sweet toffee coated flambé banana, marzipan, fat corn and a light rye spice note which just about stops it from being too sweet.
Palate
Soft and full with plenty of sweet, sugary, caramelised dried fruit, fat corn and lightly peppery spice. Polished and intense with a serious alcohol bite.
Finish
An intense and earthy finish, with hints of violet and the spicy rye finally coming through. The oak dries and adds some bitter chocolate, but it's a seriously impressive finale!
Comment
What can you say? Classy. I'd buy it for the finish alone!

Joel Harrison

75
Nose
Thyme, black pepper, deep brown sugars, molasses and ever such a dusty, musty back note.
Palate
The vanilla comes through on the palate, providing a chance for some fruits such as gooseberry and quince to play a role, but the overriding oak spices unbalance the fruits, leaving a lime pickle bitterness to this sample.
Finish
Lots of oak and lime. Sour cherry.
Comment
Too bitter for me. Needs more sweetness in it, but then again, who doesn't
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