Col. E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey is the latest Rye from Buffalo Trace Distillery, which has already contributed to the “Rye Resurgence” with it’s pair of Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskeys. These are fine examples of American Rye, but the E.H. Taylor expression is something else again. By comparison, the 6-year old Sazerac Straight Rye is the Trace’s Old Overholt, and the 18-year old Sazerac it’s Wild Turkey 101 Straight Rye: the high-quality standard and the premium expressions of this American classic.
The Taylor Rye fits into that arrangement at the top. Part of a line named for Col. E.H. Taylor, the original proprietor of the distillery that would become Buffalo Trace, and a man who fought to improve the integrity of American whiskey, the Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey is unique. Limited to an annual release (beginning late August 2012), this Straight Rye deserves a place on the shelf with Masterson’s 100% Straight Rye Whiskey.