Colonel E.H. Taylor Cured Oak
Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery. Frankfort, KY
Age: 17 YR
Nose: Caramel, woody sweet, bananas and dried orange peel.
Palate: Vanilla, toffee and figs are followed by subtle undertones of dry oak.
Notes: This special release gets its name from the special staves that were used for its barrels. These oak staves were allowed to dry outside in the open air for 13 months before they were used to construct the barrels. Six months is the normal dry time for staves used at Buffalo Trace who teamed up with their main cooperage partner, Independent Stave Company, in an attempt to allow the whiskey to abstract more of the flavors that are stored deep inside the oak staves.