Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof (2nd Edition) Review

This is the second edition of the barrel proof offering in the E.H. Taylor line. It’s a NAS expression bottled at 67.7% ABV.

Nose: Burnt oak up front with a weird grape juice back note. Tobacco smoke lingers around the edges.

Palate: Wow – pretty staggering heat on this one. Oak with light honey and subtle fruits.

Finish: Abundant cigar smoke as it becomes a bit sweeter as heat dies down.

Rating: 84/100 – If you like big bruisers with high ABV it may be up your alley, but the high ABV in this case drowns out a lot of the palate for me.

Value for the money: These retail around $80, and I think that’s about $20-$30 too high personally.

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