The Oldest E.H. Taylor Yet is Coming This Summer From Buffalo Trace

E.H. Taylor 18 Year Old Marriage. Photo Courtesy Buffalo Trace.

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the arrival E.H. Taylor 18-Year-Old Marriage, the oldest yet in the Taylor family.

The 18-year-old bourbon will be a blend of three of Buffalo Trace’s famous mash bills – Mash Bill #1, a traditional rye bourbon used for Buffalo Trace, the Stagg family, and the standard Taylor Small Batch, Mash Bill #2, a high rye bourbon mash bill used for Blanton’s, Elmer T. Lee, and Rock Hill Farms, and a wheated mash bill used for Weller and Pappy Van Winkle.

Tasting notes from the distillery describe this bourbon as “having a nose of vanilla butter cake, a taste of caramel and cinnamon, and a finish of toasted oak, cinnamon, and a hint of spearmint.”

The back label of E.H. Taylor 18-Year-Old Marriage.

As with all in the Taylor family (except Barrel Proof), E.H. Taylor Marriage will bear the bottled-in-bond designation at 100 proof. The family is home to standard offerings like E.H. Taylor Small Batch and Single Barrel, as well as limited edition releases like Amaranth, Four Grain, and more.

E.H. Taylor 18-Year-Old Marriage will be arriving in June for a suggested retail price of around $70. Each bottle will come in its own canister as is usual for E.H. Taylor, but each 6 tube case will come in a wooden box reminiscent of those first used by Taylor in the days before Prohibition. Supplies will be limited – happy hunting!

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.