COLONEL E. H. TAYLOR 18 Year Old Marriage is the 2020 limited-edition E.H. Taylor, this whiskey combines Buffalo Trace’s three bourbon mashbills: one wheated bourbon and two bourbons made with rye as the secondary grain. All the liquid was aged for 18 years. Because this whiskey is so limited, and because it’s from Buffalo Trace—source of the most in-demand bourbons of the moment.
Known as the founding father of the modern bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was committed to making unparalleled bourbon through his steadfast attention to detail and passion for innovation. His constant drive for perfection revolutionized the industry, with many of his techniques still in use today. This unique bourbon combines barrels from three signature mash bills that matured for eighteen years, including two different rye bourbon mash bills and our wheated bourbon mash bill. The marriage of bourbon mash bills gives this magnificent whiskey a nose of vanilla butter cake, a rich palate of caramel and cinnamon, and long finish of toasted oak, cinnamon, and hint of spearmint. A true testament to Taylor’s pursuit of perfection and his dedication to push the boundaries of making whiskey, this bourbon would have made its namesake proud.
Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its homage to former owner Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. with a one-time-only, 18-year-old bourbon whiskey that marries three of the distillery’s mash bills.
This 100 proof Bottled-In-Bond bourbon went into barrels in 2002. Barrels selected for this release matured using one of three Buffalo Trace mash bill recipes: wheated bourbon, rye bourbon #1 and rye bourbon #2.
Company-provided tasting notes describe Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. 18 Year Old Marriage Bourbon Whiskey as having a nose of vanilla butter cake, a taste of caramel and cinnamon and a finish of toasted oak, cinnamon and a hint of spearmint.
The Buffalo Trace version of the brand is known as Colonel E.H. Taylor. With the exception of the Barrel Strength releases, they are all Bottled in Bond at the 100 US proof required by the law that Taylor heroically campaigned for.