Colonel E.H. Taylor
Rob Allanson 8.7
Nose: Grilled American cheese slices, sweet pickles and warm brioche bread. Buttered waffles. Caramel chews and blackened marshmallows over a wood barbecue.
Palate: Huge sweetness at first, hard candy, almonds in sugar coating, milk chocolate and vanilla fudge. Then the oak shows its grip.
Finish: Smooth and sweet, then dries out with those oak tannins.
Comments: A wonderful Bourbon all balanced with the spice and sweetness.
Sam Coyne 7.5
Nose: Vanilla and cereals, but isn’t the most open. Faintly spicy right at the end.
Palate: Vanilla, cinnamon and bubblegum. Spicy oak prickles the tip of the tongue. Gets faintly herbal, with coriander, mint and mown lawns.
Finish: Short and fleeting. Herbal again.
Comments: Kind of goes through the motions without leaving too much of an impression. Does all that you’d expect a Bourbon to do, but doesn’t have that one moment of ‘wow’.