E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon Gets A Second, And Very Final, Bottling - The Whiskey Wash

E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon Gets A Second, And Very Final, Bottling

By Nino Marchetti / April 25, 2018

Buffalo Trace, among its many labels of American whiskeys, has had quite a bit of success with ground level buzz around its E.H. Taylor expressions, particularly those which are much more limited edition in release. One of these happens to be E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon, released about a year ago and named 2018 World Whiskey of the Year in the highly regarded Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible. Having pretty much sold out at retail, the distillery is bringing it back one last time.

E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon, according to those behind it, is made from a mash bill consisting of corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley. It was distilled back in 2005, aged 13 years and bottled at 100 proof (making it bottled-in-bond in status). It is said these four grains were chosen since they are “the four grains E. H. Taylor would have had access to when he set up shop at Buffalo Trace (then the O.F.C. Distillery) in the late 1800s. During the 1860s, Taylor traded in grains and learned that they can vary tremendously from different farmers and harvests. Taylor consistently wanted the products produced in his distillery ‘of upmost class,’ right down to the grains.”

“We were so thrilled when Jim Murray named the first batch of Four Grain the best whiskey in the world,” said Kris Comstock, Buffalo Trace senior marketing director, in a prepared statement. “With this second batch, hopefully more people will get to taste this amazing whiskey.”

As with the previous release, this bourbon’s packaging displays a vintage label and is offered inside a canister said to be reminiscent of Taylor’s whiskey package from over one hundred years ago. It will be available this spring in limited supply, pricing around $70 a bottle.