Michter’s Rye Review: 264 Years in the Making

Michter's

What’s in a name?  According to Michter’s, a lot.

Take a look at any current Michter’s branded whiskey bottle and you will find the phrase “Distilled in small batches according to the Michter’s pre-Revolutionary War quality standards dating back to 1753.”

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Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain Review

E.H. Taylor Four Grain

Our collective patience was recently rewarded.

As we waited (and waited) for the Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain to be released in Kansas, we did not idly twiddle our thumbs. We are currently in the middle of our attempt to cumulatively review the brands comprising Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1 (Old Charter, E.H. Taylor, Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare).

**UPDATE OCTOBER 2017: And now that it has been named Jim Murray’s top overall whiskey in his 2018 Whisky Bible, it is sure to receive some added hype and scrutiny. **

 

**UPDATE JUNE 2018: See our review of the 2018 E.H. Taylor Four Grain, and how it compares to the 2017 Four Grain here.**

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Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1: Old Charter 8, Old Charter 8-Year, and Charter 101

Old Charter

Wow.

This one word summarizes my feelings of a relatively unheard of, and fairly difficult to find, bottom shelf bourbon.  Charter 101, a 101-proof Mash Bill #1 Straight Kentucky Bourbon from Buffalo Trace, is a winner in its class, and something you should pick up without question if you ever see it on a shelf.

[For our final conclusions and links to our other Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1 reviews, click here.]

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Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1: Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr.

Colonel E.H. Taylor
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr.

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:

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Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1: Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare

Buffalo Trace Eagle Rare
Buffalo Trace

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.]

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