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Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof, 67.25%

Price: $70 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

The fourth in a series of limited-edition Taylor bottlings, and the first barrel-proof release. Layered sweet notes of caramel and nougat, with bright orchard fruit (especially nectarine), dried spice (vanilla, mint), and pencil shavings. The dried spice notes linger on the finish, along with tobacco. Bourbon with attitude.