Melt into the rich flavor of Caol Ila 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. With a subdued, citric fruitiness and a sweet start, our whisky ends with a lengthy, slightly sour finish. Consider pairing our 86 proof whisky with the provincial olive dish, tapenade, which helps bring out Caol Ila's peaty and salty notes, while the mix of capers and herbs accentuates the citrus flavors. Perfect on its own or mixed in a cocktail, our award-winning whisky is best enjoyed when served neat in a rocks glass, adding ice or a splash of water for taste. Caol Ila is pronounced ?Cull Eela?. For more than 100 years, small coal-fired ?puffers? like the SS Pibroch brought barley, coal and empty casks to the distillery, returning her whisky to the mainland through the Sound of Islay. Today, Caol Ila's secret bay is only known to true Islay devotees. The barley used here is still malted locally at Port Ellen and pure spring water still rises from limestone in nearby Loch Nam Ban, then falls to the sea at Caol Ila in a clear crystal stream, just as it always has.
|MASH BILL WITH 75% CORN.|
APPEARANCE: WARM AMBER / BROWN
NOSE: MEDIUM SWEETNESS WITH HINTS OF VANILLA AND OAK, HINT OF HONEY
PALATE: SMOOTH, MEDIUM BODIED, TOASTED NUTS
FINISH: SWEET, MEDIUM-LONG, VANILLA
AGED: NEW CHARRED OAK BARREL
INGREDIENTS: CORN, RYE, AND BARLEY
Global Spirits Competition: Gold
North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition: Gold
Denver International Spirits Festival: Gold
Jim Murray's 2018 Whiskey Bible ratings: 92 points
15 Stars Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Jamaican rum casks
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E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch
As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F.C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still used in whiskey distilling today. Made by hand, E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr.? The barrels used for this American bourbon are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.
E.H. Taylor Small Batch whiskey tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and licorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco.
E. H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is widely considered one of the founding fathers of the bourbon industry, fighting for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, nearly three decades after he purchased what is now called Buffalo Trace Distillery. During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today, including climate controlled aging warehouses. Many of the barrels selected for the E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel are aged in Warehouse C, which was built by Taylor in 1881 and proven to be an excellent aging warehouse. Each barrel is hand-picked and Bottled in Bond at 100 proof to honor its namesake.
The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. One sip brings flavors of sweetness balanced with tobacco and dark spices. The finish is just long enough to prepare the palate for another sip. The bottle itself is a likeness to Colonel Taylor's original design used over a century ago.
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof
Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered at more than 125 proof. It reflects 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 warehouses constructed over a century ago under Taylor's watchful eye, the taste is smooth, yet powerful and uncompromising, just like its namesake.
This American bourbon features an aroma of cooked berries meets the nose, followed by a rich caramel and slightly floral smell. The taste is bold and full of spice that fills the mouth with a distinct flavor of toasty vanilla, dried oak and pepper. The finish is long and satisfying with a powerful rye character and lingering hints of fruit.
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye
Straight Rye Whiskey has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape over the last decade, yet Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was making this style of Kentucky rye whiskey more than 100 years ago. This small batch, Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof straight rye whiskey pays tribute to the former Buffalo Trace Distillery owner with a unique rye whiskey reminiscent of days long past.
An altogether different recipe and profile than Sazerac Rye which is also part of the Buffalo Trace family, this recipe contains just rye and malted barley, no corn. The result is an aroma full of dried fruit, black pepper, and a touch of fresh dill. A small sip of this rye whiskey brings an array of flavors both sweet and savory with a terrific balance of dark spices and subtle caramel overtones. The finish is especially pleasing with an oaky dryness that lingers just long enough.
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Old Fashioned Sour Mash
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Cured Oak
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Seasoned Wood
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain
This E.H. Taylor Four Grain whiskey is made from a distinct bourbon mash of corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley. Distilled in 2005 it entered into the barrel at 104 proof. These are the four grains E.H.Taylor would have had access to in the late 1800s.
As the United States was recovering from the American Civil War in 1865, Col. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was ready to embark on a new business venture, having profited from the trading of grains such as corn during the war. Taylor purchased a small distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River with a vision of producing top quality whiskey distinguished from all others of that time. Taylor knew exceptional whiskey could only be crafted by using the finest ingredients, and his time selling grains during the war taught him that grains often varied tremendously from different farmers and harvests. This special edition Four Grain bourbon is crafted just as Taylor would have wanted at the start of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Using the highest quality grains and a distinct combination of corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley, to create a flavor that is sweet with hints of caramel and vanilla, yet spicy with notes of clove and pepper. After twelve years of aging, this impeccably balanced bourbon embodies the character of the man that would expect no less.
This bourbon opens with an inviting aroma, with the first sip bringing a lot of character. Caramel notes are touched by sweet vanilla and caramel corn, then underwritten by slightly smoky flavors and oak tannins. It maintains a smooth evenness between the four grains interacting with the charred oak barrel. Overall, a nice balance, and unique whiskey.
E.H. Taylor, Jr. Amaranth
E. H. Taylor, Jr. 18 Year Marriage.
All items will be shipped together. Bottle Size: 750ml
E.H. Taylor, Jr. was a visionary in the whiskey world with a mind for distilling that was years ahead of its time. He founded a world class Distillery, made advancements to the industry, and fought for the purity and legitimacy of bourbon gaining him the title of the ?Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry.?
Taylor is celebrated for the countless innovations he contributed to the bourbon industry in his time. His first involvement in the industry came as a banker, aiding in the organization and financing of several distilleries. Through his experience as a banker, Taylor became personally acquainted with several prominent whiskey makers. Taylor's 1869 purchase of a small Leestown distillery that he christened O.F.C. was his first foray into distilling, making an immediate mark on the industry by modernizing, expanding and upgrading the plant. Among his innovations were copper fermentation tanks, state-of-the-art grain equipment, column stills, modernized buildings, a more efficient sour mash technique and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system still used in the barrel warehouses today.
15 Stars Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in tawny port casks
This bourbon has notes of charred oak and fresh mint. Subtle caramel apple tones are delicately balanced with the lingering essence of coffee and black pepper. Enjoy neat.