Cini says on May 2, 2021
sweet vanilla and caramel notes on the nose. notes of vanilla, caramel and toffee with a cinnamon finish. slight sweet burn
|Whisky||Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch|
sweet vanilla and caramel notes on the nose. notes of vanilla, caramel and toffee with a cinnamon finish. slight sweet burn
Very hard to find, but really enjoy it neat. It's the more fragrant and pricy sibling of the Eagle Rare expression so excellent to enjoy neat as a dessert drink or a sipping drink while watching the sunset with friends.
The Staple of the brand. This isn't too hard to get if your keeping your eye out but its the most common out there.
80/100, -1 for value, -1 for availability, Final: 78/100.
This is great, if you get it for retail and are able to find it. The bourbon and high rye notes marry together in your mouth and the proof give a slight burn but manageable and doesn't overpower the Whiskey.
Honey, Vanilla, nuttiness, milk chocolate, rye spice, floral, peanut butter, nuget.
honey, nuttiness, vanilla, peanut butter, berry, cinnamon, rye/ baking spice, brown sugar, Molasses.
brown sugar, honey, Molasses, lemon citrus.
Like eating vanilla applesauce with raisins while walking in the woods.
Sweet apple sauce. hint of vanilla. minimal alcohol nose
Woodsy and vanilla. a touch of caramel. slight acetone taste with oak aftertaste.
Light caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Shorter finish.
Thick, rich, warming. Cornbread, toffee, cherry, peanut brittle, churros, licorice. Long taste. I've had 2 bottles. One I'd rank 86, while the other I'd rank 78. Split difference: 82.
Thick, rich, warming. Corn, toffee, cherry, peanut brittle, churros, licorice. Long taste.
I get heavy oak notes. Plenty of spice. A decent hug too.
This is coming from someone who is much more of a Scotch drinker.
The nose for this is really nice. A nice brown sugar that isn't overpowering. The taste however, was extremely overwhelming for me. As someone who doesn't like sweets much, this tasted like melted vanilla ice cream, with some honey drizzled on top of it to make it even sweeter. Finish wasn't bad, but I didn't feel like there was much of anything other than sweetness in this.
It's not repulsive, but just not for my particular tastebuds. Disappointed because this was a recommendation from someone at my local store. Ended up selling the remainder of my bottle to my friend because I didn't see myself drinking it ever.
Very nice palate
Really a nice overall whiskey. Nothing stands out in the flavor, but it's really good.
Great at 45. Hard to fined. Nice balance. Good caramel and oak flavors.
I expected more from a bottle so sought after. It's not at all bad, but not fantastic enough to hardly be in stock anywhere (in my opinion, of course). Beautiful, sweet nose - toasty vanilla, caramel/brown sugary notes. Definitely my favorite part. An easy sip with a burn that subtly comes and goes. Not terrible by any means... but also, for me, not memorable. I don't know that I would seek it out to buy it again.
vanilla, caramel, brown sugar
Great nose with hints of caramel and vanilla. A little light bodied considering its 100 proof. Well balanced. Smooth finish is long lasting.
nice nose. vanilla and dark fruits. tastes like cherry and oak and brown sugar with little to no heat. medium finish. very good
Sweet nose with classic vanilla and cinnamon but add to that some orchard fruits. Enjoyable mouth feel with more vanilla adding spice and white pepper. Spice tingle seems to linger for a bit but in a pleasing fashion. Nice pour, will have to look for a bottle to continue exploring taste.
Classic bourbon with oaky finish, hits all the right notes, and the right proof for me. Got one at the store for $38 and one at the Distillery for $45. At 38 is could be a daily sipper if it was readily available but it flies off the shelf.
Leather, alcohol, caramel
Classic bourbon, smooth, light brown sugar
Bitter tannic oak, alcohol burn
Bottled in bond, EHT Small Batch was my first meeting with this offshoot of Buffalo Trace. This is one that didn't strike hard at first, but it grew on me and is now one of my favorites when possible to find.
SETTING: I dream of climbing into a sunlit loft of an old, wooden barn to snuggle between hay bales on a hot summer day. The warmth emanating from the dark wood of the vaulted barn ceilings meets the warmth in my chest from the bourbon, and I feel perfectly in balance with myself and the world around me. Deep breaths are fuller than ever.
- Made in: Kentucky, USA
- Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Classification: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Age: undisclosed but believed to be at least 7 yrs.
- Mash bill: undisclosed but believed to be Buffalo Trace recipe #1: corn=75%, malted barley=15%, rye=10%
- Barrel Entry Proof: 125
- ABV: 50% (100 proof)
- Enjoyment method: neat from a Glencairn glass with father and fellow reviewer, Brian Dawson (username: bdawson57). Check out his review for this bourbon and many others on his profile!
Note that these are the last dregs of this particular bottle and as such may not reflect the tasting notes from the opening of the bottle.
Very little burn on the nose with this one, and you primarily get light, citrusy fruits as well as the yummy maraschino cherry. There is an herbal element as well, but this is also very bright and fresh. Not rosemary necessarily, but generating the same sensory experience as one would get with the savory herb. Personally, if any oak is there, it's sweet and minimal. Overall, very pleasant.
- Mouth feel: pretty smooth with a tickle just at the end
- Balance: blended - can't complain
- Visual: long legs
- Taste: I remember once thinking that this bourbon was citrusy on the taste as well as on the nose. Whether this dram is different due to being the last of the bottle, I do not know, but such is the case. As I sip this tonight, I get a lot of cherries. They seem to be dried, almost to the point of fruit leather. A slight bitterness lingers between sips, a little bit like toasted almonds that are just overdone.
The wood comes through on the taste too - a mix of oak and cedar. It definitely leaves me wanting more and excited for the next sip.
What little spice is present, I'd probably call white pepper due to the kick of sweetness that accompanies the rest of the flavor profile.
A Kentucky chew brings maraschino cherries out in an intense way that I couldn't be more pleased about.
- Lasting power: Long. As stated in the taste, toasted nuts linger the most, but there is a very gentle warmth that sits on the tongue and in the upper chest. Very satisfying.
- No More: Maraschino cherries surrounded by thick fruit cocktail syrup just continue to give and give the further I get into the glass. This is regardless of the size of sip or duration of Kentucky chew.
The essence of oak is there and really aids in the warming effect you feel sipping this one.
The empty Glencairn smells of sweet oak, as though the cherries have seeped into the barrel. Y-U-M.
Warm spicy balanced
Cinnamon and pepper
Pepper cinnamon butterscotch vanilla bred pudding with a bite
Spicy warm bites at timws
Very good, but a little over priced. Several bourbons with similar taste profile at lower price
Nose - brown sugar,
Palate - butter, light pepper, vanilla
Finish - not long. Pop corn
Nice whiskey,. not at all what I expected
oak and vanilla, caramel, fruit.
nice light mouth feel,. pepper bite and oak but very light...easy sipper
turns to a nice fruity finish, just too short..very enjoyable
great buy for the price
very sweet. I get candied cherries, spice cake, oak, vanilla, and lots of fruit. the alcohol burn is present, but not overwhelming, and the finish brings a nice amount of spice. it's a pretty solid bourbon.
sugar and spice
cinnamon and spice caramel a little harsh but mellows after it opens up
Absolutely wonderful. Warm and smooth. Plenty of notes to taste and none of them lacking. IMO, superior to the Single Barrel version I have tasted. A great deal at $40.
Smooth and flavorful
nose: sweet, spices, burn
palate: more burn than expected first couple sips. mellows and the carmel corn and savory herbs comes through the spice
finish: a bit short. sweeter than the palate.
I can taste this is noticeably younger than the single barrel (7yr vs 11)
Nice balance of sweetness, lots of vanilla, dark fruits, butterscotch, caramel. Very easy to enjoy.
Very delicious: well balanced, medium finish, very caramel heavy and is light. If you want something to sip, this might go down too fast!
Would make a great gift, just make sure it isn't going to someone who would mix it!
Caramel, sweet, well balanced. Not pushy.
First sip: smooth, balanced, caramel
Second sip: More of the same, really pulling the caramel out front and center.
Medium. Sits on your lips.
Great sipper at a great value. Always have a bottle in the cabinet.
Best neat or with a cube.
sweet, spicy, pretty standard bourbon with lively touches of fig, raisin, and peanuts.
vanilla & cherry.
Solid bourbon but could be a little smoother for the ABV. Sweet cherry, sugar, and vanilla notes. Finish is fairly short and leaves me wanting more.
Cherry, grape, oak, vanilla, sweet, honey
Cherry, medium bodied, heat sneaks up on you, light brown sugar
Tobacco, dried cherries
So smooth and complex at the same time! Always a good drink!
Subtle pleasing sweetness greets as the bottle is opened. EHT Small Batch has an intense, oily, and warming mouth feel. This bourbon sips well at 100 proof. I will need to keep a bottle on the shelf at all times ... A new favorite.
DISTILLER: Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY
MASH BILL: Unknown but believed to be Buffalo Trace mash bill #1:
Corn: 75%; Rye: <10%; Barley: 15% AGE: No Age Statement. By law BiB bourbon must be four years old. Some sources believe EHT to be 7 years old or greater. BARREL PROOF: 125 (62.5% ABV) BOTTLE PROOF: 100 (50% ABV)
Sweetness fills the air. Caramel, brown sugar and oak on the nose.
Dusty grain, with oaky sweet caramel corn flavours mixed with peppery cinnamon.
Asmooth start leads to a long, lingering finish on the back of the tounge.
floral with cherries and honey on the nose. very sweet caramel and vanilla on the palate. very creamy chewy mouthfeel. medium spicey finish with nutmeg and spicey oak
Wheated bourbon, very honey up front, spiced finish, pretty smooth for the proof
Honey, vanilla, oak
Pretty smooth, subtle spice
This is very similar to the SB to me. I like both, but this is a better value.
Vanilla/caramel apple/toffee/clove on the nose. Creamy vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, cinnamon/rye/oak spice. Quality bourbon.
good heat, high quality bourbon. Love the oak and vanilla.
well balanced. think of a typical bourbon but at a higher quality
Super smooth. Vanilla scent, butterscotch sweetness with ABV hidden well.
Vanilla and corn up front and a sweet and surprisingly smooth taste from 100 proof. Heats up with oak spice but a bit oily and the finish is longer than I like, a bit if tannin and tobacco.
Top ten on my shelf.
warm and solid pour.
finish is so fine.
Bold frontend with heavy vanilla nose. A disappointing flat finish.
Bottled in bond, solid all around, but lacks the deep burnt caramels expected of a higher end bourbon.
Traditional bourbon, not overpowered by the high proof, sweet, pleasant, light floral undertones
A little thin on the front end, a little flat, lacks depth and caramel/vanilla notes. Lots of astringent dry oak.
Alcohol followed by corn sweetness which lingers pleasantly for a long, long time.
this is one of my favorite bourbons. this is 100 proof and great flavor. hard to beat at this price.
Great bourbon. Great floral undertones and hints of orange. For the content and price it's excellent.
OMG so smooth, caramel & butterscotch, rich vanilla long finish. Better than a vintage rum, so we'll balanced worth every penny! Really incredible!
A wonderful small batch bourbon. It's a steal at $37. For 100 proof it's very smooth and well balanced with the heat. I immediately get aromas of sour green apples, accompanied by caramel and butterscotch. If you check the heat you'll get a glimpse of spicy ginger and dark cherries. The ending notes are tobacco with a slight sweet potatoe finish. For someone who prefers higher proof, I'm making this my house bourbon. You must try this at least once. It also comes in a pretty neat throwback packaging.
smooth and tasty
One of my top bourbons. Smooth finish, great flavor up front.
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