About Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Batch #9 Bourbon WhiskeyColonel E.H. Taylor Jr Barrel Proof Batch #9 Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon
About Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Batch #9 Bourbon Whiskey
Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr Barrel Proof Batch #9 Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled uncut, straight from the barrel; unfiltered and unadulterated at over 125 proof. This technique is reminiscent of the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition. When Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Drawn from barrels aged in rickhouses constructed by Taylor over a century ago, the spirit is incredibly smooth. This outstanding bourbon won a Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr Barrel Proof Batch #9
In 1869, Taylor purchased a small distillery situated on the banks of the Kentucky River. After christening the distillery O.F.C Distillery (OFC was an abbreviation for Old Fire Copper), Taylor began renovating and modernizing the plant — he purchased copper fermentation tanks, new grain grinding equipment, and unique, columnar stills. During his tenure, Taylor also implemented several innovative distilling techniques, including aging bourbon in climate-controlled rickhouses.
At the time, an overwhelming number of distilleries were still not aging their whiskey. In order to make their spirits palatable, some distillers and retailers added juices and syrups to sweeten their bourbon, while others added acid and tobacco to give the whiskey its signature, amber hue.
Armed with distilling experience and a political pedigree, Taylor, together with Treasury Secretary John G. Carlisle, was instrumental in passing the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897 (27 C.F.R. 5.21). The act required that any spirit labeled as “Bonded” or “Bottled-in-Bond” be the product of one distiller at one distillery during one distillation season. In addition, the Act required that bonded spirits be aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof. Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr Barrel Proof Batch #9
There are not many things more American than bourbon, and although most of it is produced in Kentucky, it can be produced all over the USA.
It must be made with at least 51% corn and bottled at 40% ABV or higher. So why not give this American classic a try?