NEW RELEASE: E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey

E.H. Taylor Jr. Rye Barrel Proof. Courtesy

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey, a new uncut, unfiltered rye recipe joining the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Collection. Aged at Buffalo Trace Distillery, this limited-edition release is bottled at 126 proof.

Quick Facts

  • AGE: N/A
  • PROOF: 126 proof (63% abv). Barrel Strength, uncut.
  • PRICING: $77.99 SRP

Highly regarded as the “Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry,” Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. purchased O.F.C. Distillery (now Buffalo Trace Distillery) in 1869. Here, the whiskey trailblazer crafted straight rye whiskey over 100 years before its resurgence in the American whiskey landscape. He made an immediate mark on the industry by modernizing, expanding, and upgrading the plant with state-of-the-art grain equipment and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system still used in barrel warehouses in Buffalo Trace Distillery today. Taylor is celebrated for, among many things, playing an instrumental role in the passage of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897.

“Colonel Taylor’s impact on the bourbon industry is immeasurable and, more than 130 years after the construction of his famous and innovative Warehouse C, Buffalo Trace Distillery remains committed to producing exceptional whiskey with the finest quality ingredients,” said Andrew Duncan, Global Brand Director at Buffalo Trace Distillery. “Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is an exceptional uncut, unfiltered expression that pays homage to the E.H. Taylor’s pioneering vision.”

“Spirits enthusiasts know that there is no experience quite like tasting a whiskey in its truest, untouched form – straight from the barrel,” remarked Buffalo Trace Distillery Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. “Barrel Proof Rye takes the beloved recipe of Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey to a new level and brings a new release that perfectly complements the E.H. Taylor, Jr. Collection.”

The Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is the 13th release to join the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Collection. Others include Single Barrel Bourbon, Sour Mash Bourbon, Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon, Four Grain Bourbon, and more. Consistent with previous releases in the collection, the whiskey is stored in the well-recognized E.H. Taylor Jr. canister, which showcases a vintage label.

Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey is available now, though quantities are limited. The suggested retail price is $77.99 (750ml); state taxes and fees will vary by market.


From Buffalo Trace Distillery website.

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