We continue our venture through Buffalo Trace Distillery‘s mash bill #1 brands with the Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. (EHT) line. By way of review, below is a chart from Bourbonr depicting Buffalo Trace Distillery’s various brands by mash bill:
Much has been written, here and elsewhere, about Buffalo Trace Distillery. Two mash bills yield over a dozen brands, most of which are highly regarded in the bourbon community.
[For our final conclusions and links to all of the Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1 reviews, click here.]
Have you ever looked over a whiskey bottle’s label and thought, “what does that phrase mean?” Or, have you been curious about why particular terminology seems to be present on most bottles, but some is unique to a particular brand? And most important of all – what is fluff and what is legitimate?
Being an informed consumer helps to avoid potential buyer’s remorse. Believe it or not, many federal regulations address the particular phrasing permitted on whiskey labels. However, not everything on the label is subject to regulation.
Below is an overview interpreting some of the common phrases, descriptors, and claims found on whiskey labels. It may not be the equivalent of Rosetta Stone, but it could save you from falling for a marketing ploy.
A great primer from The Whiskey Wash about the growth of the rye whiskey industry and the variety of rye whiskeys you will see on the market today. If you are not overly familiar with the variation of flavors (and spices) in rye whiskeys, grab a glass and give this article a read.