Friday, November 9, 2012

Colonel E.H. Taylor Warehouse C

Colonel E.H. Taylor Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon
100 Proof
Buffalo Trace Distilleries
Purchased in Cape Cod Ma. $69

Warehouse C was one of Buffalo Traces rack houses that held some of their top barrels. Warehouse C was built Colonel Taylor in 1881 and in 2006 a tornado blew through the distillery grounds  doing damage to two warehouses, B and C. At the time there were roughly 24,000 barrels in the rack house of Warehouse C that became exposed to the elements due to the storm.

 This bourbon comes from under 100 of those barrels that were housed in the top two levels of warehouse C. Because of the “angels share” these barrels had only about 35% of the bourbon left in them. These barrels were aged between 9 and 11 years. Some say this is a gimmick, but even if it is I like the story and it is still a rare bourbon.
I bought this on my birthday this November and decided to go back and buy the other two types from the colonel line. Barrel proof and Single Barrel.
  So now for what I think of this bourbon. Once I opened the tube, I took a close look at the bottle. It is a cool label that goes back a hundred years.  The bourbon had a nice deep amber color with a nice bite in the nose. There were some fruit, oak, tobacco notes to it. The first taste was awesome. This is a nice smooth sweet and oaky bourbon. Has a taste of vanilla, caramel and toasted wood. This is a 100 proof bourbon so it had a bit of a punch to it, but still real smooth.
I will keep this one around for a while. I really liked this one and I think I am happy that I decided to pick it up. I probably won’t have an opportunity to get this again but feel this is hands down the best bourbon I have had to date.

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