Veteran Bourbon Review: Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel


Old Fashioned Copper Distillery (On Bottle is Stated)

Mash bill

Undisclosed (Buffalo Trace’s Mash Bill #1, believed to be 10% rye or less)




100 Proof


$90 (2023)

Official Product Website

History – Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. was a renowned distiller and entrepreneur who revolutionized the bourbon industry in the late 19th century. His legacy lives on today in the form of his namesake bourbon, Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel.

Colonel Taylor was born in 1835 in Columbia, Kentucky. He was the son of a prominent distiller and was exposed to the industry from a young age. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, Taylor returned to Kentucky and began his own distillery in 1869. He quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality bourbon and was one of the first distillers to use the sour mash process.

Colonel Taylor was also a pioneer in the industry when it came to marketing and branding. He was the first to use the term “bourbon” to describe his whiskey and was also the first to bottle his whiskey in glass bottles. He was also the first to use the term “single barrel” to describe his whiskey, which was a unique process at the time.

Colonel Taylor’s legacy lives on today in the form of his namesake bourbon, Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel. This bourbon is made using the same methods that Taylor used in the late 19th century. It is aged in charred oak barrels for at least four years and is bottled at a higher proof than most bourbons. The result is a smooth, full-bodied whiskey with notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak.

Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel is a testament to the legacy of Colonel Taylor and his commitment to producing high-quality bourbon. It is a whiskey that is sure to please any bourbon lover and is a great way to honor the legacy of one of the most influential figures in the bourbon industry. Let’s dig in!

Value – Due to its rich history of being the 1st to bottle in glass and the history of this brand coming from the nations most award winning distillery I think this is valued correctly at $90 that I purchased this at.

Appearance – Cinnamon/Brunette. The appearance on this bottle is amazing and it really comes in a collectable case. It is old fashioned a testament to its brand that makes it so popular.

Nose – Baking Spices / Pecan Wood / Piney / Spearmint

Palate – Caramel / Maple Syrup / Vanilla Ice Cream / Custard

Finish –  Lots of Body / Smooth / Vanilla Pudding / Smoke with Heavy Oak

Summary – Wow what a bourbon! This really stands out amongst the rest and not just because of its visual appeal but it’s loaded with some really great flavors that define it and make it unique. Its mouthfeel is thick and leaves a great burn in your mouth that lingers on and the flavors lingers as well ensuring that you remember what you just drank even minutes later.

“Without a doubt one of the great ones and I can say that I will drink this and buy it again when I see it without question. Keep it coming Colonel Taylor!

Andrew Workman

Uniqueness- 1-10 – 10

Appearance- 1-10 – 10

Nose- 1-20 – 12

Palate- 1-20 – 16

Finish- 1-20 – 18

Value- 1-20 – 19



Reviewed by:

Andrew Workman on 05/17/2023

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