E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch
E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch is a bourbon produced by Buffalo Trace Distillery and was first released in late 2012. It uses Buffalo Trace’s Mashbill #1, which is shared with Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Stagg, and others.
Although it is now the flagship offering in the Taylor lineup, E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch was the sixth release in the Taylor brand family, following Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon, Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon, the Barrel Proof Bourbon, and the Straight Rye Whiskey. Buffalo Trace’s announcement of this small batch release made it the first regular release in the Taylor brand family.
E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch is aged in Buffalo Trace Warehouse C, which was built in 1881 by Edmund Haynes Taylor, one of the leaders who pushed for the bottled-in-bond act of 1897.
Colonel Taylor introduced a number of innovations to distilling1Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., including copper fermentation tanks, state-of-the-art grain equipment, column stills, modernized buildings, a more efficient sour mash technique and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system still used in the warehouses today.