E.H. Taylor Small Batch

E.H. Taylor Small Batch

This was one of the bottles people recommeded I pick up while on a trip to USA earlier this year, as it is sells for exorbitant prices internationally (£95/$125 in the UK, $320AUD/$242USD in Australia), and is not available at all in Norway, where I’m based.

Source: Own bottle.
Price: $45 from Four Seasons Wine & Liquor, Hadley MA
Setup: Blind in a trio tasting with Bulleit Bourbon & Four Roses SiB
Drank: Neat, in a Glencairn. Rested 10 minutes.

Nose: Peanut, golden syrup, a kind of pencil case dustiness. Finding notes of bay leaf and pineapple after a break.
Palate: Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, with some mild oak tannins.
Finish: Clean, with oak char and syrup, not super complex.
Overall: Deep, dusty, and pretty delicious. Great nose, but let down a little on the taste.
Blind guess: EH Taylor Small Batch

Rating (given blind): 5

Thoughts: Again, I’d say my notes on this one pretty accurately reflect my thoughts of the Bourbon, though I might have given it a 4 unblind. I managed to guess what it was in the end, as well (I didn’t have a whole lot of confidence). There’s no way I’m going to be this lucky in the future, haha.