Colonel EH Taylor Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon
Colonel E.H. Taylor Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon - For Sale and Delivered Worldwide
On April 2, 2006, a storm with tornado strength winds ripped through Kentucky, tearing apart two of Buffalo Trace’s warehouses. One was empty, the other Warehouse C (built by Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. in 1881.) was full of 24,000 barrels of then-young, far-from-release E.H. Taylor Bourbon.
The Warehouse sustained significant damage to its roof and north brick wall, exposing a group of aging bourbon barrels to the Central Kentucky climate during the summer while the roof and walls were repaired. This lead to increased wood interaction in the barrels and a rich concentration of flavor in the spirit.
In 2011, the whiskey from the top two rows of Warehouse C were bottled as a special release with an unusual name: Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon. The whiskey inside is a rye-heavy mash. The barrels were aged between 9 years, 8 months and 11 years, 11 months. The Bourbon was bottled in bond at 100 proof.
Due to the weather the spirit had a high rate of evaporation (nearly 64% angel’s share) and just 93 barrels, located on the top two floors of the facility, were selected and married into this single batch whiskey.
Tasting notes; jam-like fruit, vanilla, dark spick and a touch of smoke.
DISTILLERY: BUFFALO TRACE
AGE: 9 YEARS OLD
BOTTLING DATE: 2013
REGION: FRANKFORT KENTUCKY USA
BOTTLE STRENGTH: 50% / 100 PROOF
BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL