Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch
Whisky Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch
Country United States
Type Bourbon
Abv 50%
Rating 85/100
Reviews of Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch
says on June 27, 2022
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

One of the best. Great balance

says on June 14, 2022
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Smooth and tasty

Nose

caramel, oak

Palate

cherry, oak, brown sugar

Finish

dry, cherry

says on May 2, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

sweet vanilla and caramel notes on the nose. notes of vanilla, caramel and toffee with a cinnamon finish. slight sweet burn

says on April 27, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.

says on March 11, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

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.

Nose

Honey, Vanilla, nuttiness, milk chocolate, rye spice, floral, peanut butter, nuget.

Palate

honey, nuttiness, vanilla, peanut butter, berry, cinnamon, rye/ baking spice, brown sugar, Molasses.

Finish

brown sugar, honey, Molasses, lemon citrus.

says on February 11, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Like eating vanilla applesauce with raisins while walking in the woods.

Nose

Sweet apple sauce. hint of vanilla. minimal alcohol nose

Palate

Woodsy and vanilla. a touch of caramel. slight acetone taste with oak aftertaste.

Finish

Vanilla finish.

says on December 31, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 74/100
Color: Amber

General description

Light caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Shorter finish.

says on December 21, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

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.

says on December 21, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Thick, rich, warming. Corn, toffee, cherry, peanut brittle, churros, licorice. Long taste.

says on November 3, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 77/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

I get heavy oak notes. Plenty of spice. A decent hug too.

says on September 4, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

great sipper

says on June 29, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

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.

says on June 7, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very nice palate

says on June 4, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Really a nice overall whiskey. Nothing stands out in the flavor, but it's really good.

says on April 14, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Great at 45. Hard to fined. Nice balance. Good caramel and oak flavors.

says on March 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

Nose

vanilla, caramel, brown sugar

Palate

oak

says on March 7, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Great nose with hints of caramel and vanilla. A little light bodied considering its 100 proof. Well balanced. Smooth finish is long lasting.

says on March 5, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

nice nose. vanilla and dark fruits. tastes like cherry and oak and brown sugar with little to no heat. medium finish. very good

says on December 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

says on December 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

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.

Nose

Leather, alcohol, caramel

Palate

Classic bourbon, smooth, light brown sugar

Finish

Bitter tannic oak, alcohol burn

says on November 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

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.

VITALS:
- 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.

Nose

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.

Palate

- 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.

Finish

- 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.

says on August 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Warm spicy balanced

Nose

Cinnamon and pepper

Palate

Pepper cinnamon butterscotch vanilla bred pudding with a bite

Finish

Spicy warm bites at timws

says on August 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Warm spicy balanced

Nose

Cinnamon and pepper

Palate

Pepper cinnamon butterscotch vanilla bred pudding with a bite

Finish

Spicy warm bites at timws

says on August 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very good, but a little over priced. Several bourbons with similar taste profile at lower price

says on June 21, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Nose - brown sugar,

Palate - butter, light pepper, vanilla

Finish - not long. Pop corn

says on June 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Nice whiskey,. not at all what I expected

Nose

oak and vanilla, caramel, fruit.

Palate

nice light mouth feel,. pepper bite and oak but very light...easy sipper

Finish

turns to a nice fruity finish, just too short..very enjoyable

says on March 31, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

great buy for the price

says on March 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Old gold

General description

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.

says on March 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

sugar and spice

says on March 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

cinnamon and spice caramel a little harsh but mellows after it opens up

says on January 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Good stuff!

says on December 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

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.

says on December 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Smooth and flavorful

says on December 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

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.
overall y
I can taste this is noticeably younger than the single barrel (7yr vs 11)

says on December 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Nice balance of sweetness, lots of vanilla, dark fruits, butterscotch, caramel. Very easy to enjoy.

says on November 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

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!

Nose

Caramel, sweet, well balanced. Not pushy.

Palate

First sip: smooth, balanced, caramel
Second sip: More of the same, really pulling the caramel out front and center.

Finish

Medium. Sits on your lips.

says on November 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Great sipper at a great value. Always have a bottle in the cabinet.
Best neat or with a cube.

says on October 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

sweet, spicy, pretty standard bourbon with lively touches of fig, raisin, and peanuts.

says on October 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Old oak

General description

vanilla & cherry.

says on August 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

Nose

Cherry, grape, oak, vanilla, sweet, honey

Palate

Cherry, medium bodied, heat sneaks up on you, light brown sugar

Finish

Tobacco, dried cherries

says on August 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

So smooth and complex at the same time! Always a good drink!

says on July 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

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)

Nose

Sweetness fills the air. Caramel, brown sugar and oak on the nose.

Palate

Dusty grain, with oaky sweet caramel corn flavours mixed with peppery cinnamon.

Finish

Asmooth start leads to a long, lingering finish on the back of the tounge.

says on July 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

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

says on May 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

Wheated bourbon, very honey up front, spiced finish, pretty smooth for the proof

Nose

Honey

Palate

Honey, vanilla, oak

Finish

Pretty smooth, subtle spice

says on May 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

This is very similar to the SB to me. I like both, but this is a better value.

says on April 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Vanilla/caramel apple/toffee/clove on the nose. Creamy vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, cinnamon/rye/oak spice. Quality bourbon.

says on April 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Tawny

General description

good heat, high quality bourbon. Love the oak and vanilla.

says on April 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

well balanced. think of a typical bourbon but at a higher quality

says on March 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Super smooth. Vanilla scent, butterscotch sweetness with ABV hidden well.

says on March 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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.

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Top ten on my shelf.
warm and solid pour.
finish is so fine.

says on January 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Bold frontend with heavy vanilla nose. A disappointing flat finish.

says on December 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

Bottled in bond, solid all around, but lacks the deep burnt caramels expected of a higher end bourbon.

Nose

Traditional bourbon, not overpowered by the high proof, sweet, pleasant, light floral undertones

Palate

A little thin on the front end, a little flat, lacks depth and caramel/vanilla notes. Lots of astringent dry oak.

Finish

Alcohol followed by corn sweetness which lingers pleasantly for a long, long time.

says on October 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

this is one of my favorite bourbons. this is 100 proof and great flavor. hard to beat at this price.

says on October 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great bourbon. Great floral undertones and hints of orange. For the content and price it's excellent.

says on July 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

OMG so smooth, caramel & butterscotch, rich vanilla long finish. Better than a vintage rum, so we'll balanced worth every penny! Really incredible!

says on July 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

says on June 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth and tasty

says on October 4, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

One of my top bourbons. Smooth finish, great flavor up front.

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Flavour profile

  • Vanilla
  • Oak
  • Caramel
  • Sweet
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Sugar
  • Spice
  • Candy
  • Alcohol
  • Easy
  • Green apple
  • Medium finish
  • Strong
  • Smooth
  • Rose
  • Marshmallow
  • Maple
  • Lively
  • Light
  • Full body
  • Flour
  • Clove
  • Cardamom
  • Bourbon
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