Colonel EH Taylor Seasoned Wood
Colonel E.H. Taylor Seasoned Wood For Sale
Colonel E.H. Taylor Seasoned Wood is the 4th limited release bottling from Colonel E.H. Taylor. Seasoned Wood is the first wheated bourbon Buffalo Trace has released under the E.H. Taylor brand. It is Bottled-in-Bond (BiB) which means the whiskey must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at a single distillery. It must be aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years, and it must be bottled at 100 proof. Additionally, the BiB label must clearly identify the distillery where it was distilled and where it was bottled.
The barrels in this release underwent a variety of special seasoning processes, including using staves that were immersed in an enzyme rich bath with water heated to 100 degrees to make the barrels. After spending time in this solution, these staves were then placed into kilns and dried until they reached an ideal humidity level for crafting into barrels. Other staves were seasoned outdoors for six months, and still others were left outdoors for a full 12 months before being made into barrels and sent to the Buffalo Trace Distillery to be filled and aged. All barrel staves were seasoned, dried, and crafted at Independent Stave Company, who consulted on this project with the premiere expert on oak maturation, Dr. James Swan.
DISTILLERY: BUFFALO TRACE
AGE: 10 YEARS
BOTTLING DATE: 2016
REGION: FRANKFORT KENTUCKY USA
BOTTLE STRENGTH: 50% / 100 PROOF
BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL