E.H. Taylor 18 Year Marriage has been confirmed for release out of Buffalo Trace Distillery. This new expression will be added to the ever so popular E.H Taylor line as a limited offering. Paying homage to former Distillery owner Colonel E. H. Taylor, E.H. Taylor 18 Year Marriage is a special release bourbon whiskey containing three mashbills, two rye bourbon mashbills and one wheated bourbon mashbill.
The Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. collection was first released in early 2011 and several releases such as Single Barrel, Barrel Proof, Straight Rye Whiskey, and Small Batch Bourbon have followed.
E.H. Taylor 18 Year Marriage will still be small batch, 100 proof and Bottled-In-Bond, staying consistent with the rest of the E.H. Taylor line. This bourbon was put into barrels in 2002. Barrels chosen for this special batch release matured using one of three Buffalo Trace mashbill recipes; wheated bourbon, rye bourbon #1 and rye bourbon #2. The whiskey from these 18-year-old barrels was married together to make this limited edition offering.
Like most of the previous releases from the E.H Taylor line, this one-time-only bottling of E. H. Taylor, Jr 18 Year Old Marriage is very limited. Also consistent with past releases, this bottle displays a vintage label and is offered inside a distinct canister reminiscent of Taylor’s whiskey package from over one hundred years ago. These six bottle cases will be shipped in an impressive wooden box first used for the Cured Oak release in 2015. The boxes are modeled after the wooden crates used by Taylor to transport goods during the days before Prohibition.
This special bottling of E.H. Taylor 18 Year Marriage Bourbon Whiskey will be available starting in June in limited supply. The suggested retail price is $69.99 per 750 ml bottle.
I absolutely would love to ever be able to try this bourbon, but I am not holding my breath on finding it. An 18 year old E.H Taylor expression, that is something we all dream about. Given the extreme limited distribution, it will be difficult for any of us to acquire. Our best chance of getting one is to spend way too much on the secondary market, which I have given up on personally. I can only imagine how much the first bottle will be listed at, and honestly it can never live up to that price tag.
Are you all excited for this new release, or would you prefer Buffalo Trace increases distribution of their current E.H. Taylor line?
**Tasting notes according to the distillery are described as “having a nose of vanilla butter cake, a taste of caramel and cinnamon, and a finish of toasted oak, cinnamon, and a hint of spearmint.