This is part of the core range of E.H. Taylor bottles from Buffalo Trace. It’s a single barrel expression bottled at 50% ABV.
Nose: Applejacks, caramelized oak, green grapes, and a savory corn mash. Quintessential bourbon nose for the most part (maybe not the Applejacks) – quite nice.
Palate: Sawdust, brown sugar, butterscotch, creamed corn and oak. Again, no surprises here.
Finish: Light oak, slightly sweet and buttery, but rather short overall.
Rating: 80/100 – Finish was a letdown, and nose and palate were what you would expect at a minimum for a bourbon. Overall, a nice expression, but nothing very exciting – an easy sipper.
Value for the money: These retail around $50-$60 I believe, and I’d pass at that price point as I’d rather buy a FR Single Barrel, Blanton’s or RHF among other bourbons.