Bourbons from Buffalo Trace’s Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. line have become some of the most sought-after whiskeys in the industry, for their rarity has resulted in a markup well beyond that of their suggested retail. As such, they can prove to be quite the expensive expressions, with some bottles regularly fetching four and even five figures despite an original costing under $100.
If history is anything to go by, we’d expect this E.H. Taylor Bottled-in-Bond bourbon to be no exception. For starters, it’s another one-time-only distillation, meaning that once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. What’s more, it’s been aged for a decade in Colonel Taylor’s prided Warehouse C, a 136-year-old structure that’s survived everything from blizzards to floods and even a tornado. Given the location’s ideal maturation conditions, the resulting whiskey is said to have a decidedly sweet nose with notes of cherry cobbler, a palate packed with vanilla and toasted oak, and a lingering finish that offers just a hint of spearmint. Each bottle will come in a distinctive heritage-inspired container and will go on sale for $70 in early June (assuming you can find it for that much).