Colonel E.H Taylor Four Grain / 2017 Release
This is the original 2017 release of Jim Murray's 2018 World Whisky of the year. In the words of the man himself:
"Nothing could match the astonishing beauty of its surprisingly delicate weight and complexity combined. It was though time stood still in the tasting room; I just knew…"
Hailing from Buffalo Trace, this brand applies methods and mashbills comparable to those introduced by Colonel E. H. Taylor. He was a bourbon distiller in the late 1800s.
This particular example is a Four Grain Bourbon meaning after the mandatory 51% corn, the mashbill is made up of 3 other grains - rye, wheat and barley are the most common - rather than the usual one or two.