Sunday, July 15, 2012

Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof

My original review of Colonel Taylor's Single Barrel was someone tepid.  It really started to grow on me as I experimented with adding water and it has become one of my favorite whiskeys.  It will come as no surprise that I recommend diluting the 134.5 proof version by about 2/3 whiskey to 1/3 water.

If you do taste it neat, it is good, but then your tongue starts to sizzle and your epiglottis threatens to have a warp core breach.  When that happens, you have to separate the saucer section and in the end Captain Kirk dies a lame death.  Add some water.

Adding some water brings out the spices you would expect from this high rye content bourbon.  The sweet vanilla honey bourbon notes are there in the finish.

$70.  Highly recommended.