E.H Taylor Straight Rye Bourbon Whiskey, has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape, yet Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was making this style more than 100 years ago. This small batch, Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof straight rye whiskey pays tribute to the former Distillery owner with a unique rye whiskey reminiscent of days long past
The E.H. Taylor, Jr. line contains a few staples such as Single Barrel, Small Batch, and Rye along with limited yearly releases. Unlike the others, E.H. Taylor, Jr. Rye is the only rye in the entire collection to date. Like the majority of E.H. Taylor releases, Straight Rye is Bottled-in-Bond. To be labelled Bottled-in-Bond, the whiskey must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at a single distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years, and it must be bottled at exactly 100 proof.
Additionally, the Bottled-in-Bond label must clearly identify the distillery where it was distilled and where it was bottled, if different.
A rich warming scent of toasted oak is instantly noticeable. This is unique for a rye, as oak usually isn’t the most powerful scent, simply because the majority of ongoing ryes on the market are relatively young. Rye spice, pepper, and baking spice follow, providing the typical rye notes one would expect. Interestingly, delicate scents of mint and pear are interwoven adding some freshness to the aroma. It’s an excellent nose overall that nicely balances the expected with the unexpected.