This is a very spicy and oily rye whiskey from the Colonel E. H. Taylor core range. The straight rye is met with raving reviews: it’s ‘powerful’ and a ‘dream rye whiskey’. This release comes from 2013. All E.H. Taylor whiskeys, apart from the Barrel Proof, are Bottled in Bond. This Colonel E. H. Taylor Straight Rye is no exception to that rule. The Colonel E.H. Taylor brand was set up by Sazerac at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in 2009, after the company acquired the rights from Beam. It’s an hommage to bourbon pioneer Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., who fought for the Bottled-in-Bond Act in 1897.