Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Bottle In Bond Straight Rye Combo Pack
This Limited 2-Pack Combo includes.
1 Bottle - 750 ml Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Kentucky Rye Whiskey
1 Bottle - 750 ml Lost Distillery Company Lossit Scotch Finished in Rum Cask
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Kentucky Rye Whiskey
Straight Rye Whiskey has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape, yet Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was making this style more than 100 years ago. This small-batch, Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof straight rye whiskey pays tribute to the former Distillery owner with a unique rye whiskey reminiscent of days long past. An altogether different recipe and profile than Sazerac Rye, this recipe contains just rye and malted barley, no corn. The result is an aroma full of dried fruit, black pepper, and a touch of fresh dill. A small sip brings an array of flavors both sweet and savory with a terrific balance of dark spices and subtle caramel overtones. The finish is especially pleasing with an oaky dryness that lingers just long enough.
Lost Distillery Company Lossit Scotch Finished in Rum Cask
In the glass, the vatted malt recreated Lossit has a pale yellow appearance, standing one step on the spectrum from clear. The coat in drops thick, streaming legs.
The nose is soft fashion, balancing traces of oily, smoky residue against a current of greenwood. This aspect of the nose is actually something I’m familiar with from cutting my own firewood, sawing logs next to the barbecue pit. Behind that is a personable, spicy pinch of ginger and canned pears.
The Lossit presents itself light and slippery on the tongue, with a flavor that is like chili-flecked nuts. Later on, a slight tinge of earthiness and a strong current of pepper (distinct from the earlier chili spice) comes on. After the swallow, the flavors separate, leaving pear sweetness on the top of my tongue, and spicy tingling over the rest. This whisky makes for a nice sipper, especially for novices or casual drinking. It has balance and personality, but no demanding complexity and only a hint of the smoky character one expects from an Islay malt.