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New EH Taylor Bourbon aged using ‘cured oak’

Buffalo Trace Distillery has created a limited edition Colonel EH Taylor Bourbon matured using “cured oak” barrels.

Colonel EH Taylor Cured Oakis said to feature more “rich and complex” wood flavours as a result of the extra-seasoned barrel staves

The special release, which is being rolled out across the US this month in very limited quantities, has been created using barrels whose staves have been allowed to dry in the open air for 13 months, more than twice as long as standard barrel staves.

Buffalo Trace claims the process allows the whiskey to extract more “rich and complex” flavours from the wood.

Colonel EH Taylor Cured Oak Bourbon is the seventh release in the EH Taylor Collection, which began in 2011, and follows the launch of Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon, Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon, Barrel Proof Bourbon, Straight Rye Whiskey, and Small Batch Bourbon.

The Cured Oak expression will be packaged with a vintage-style label, with cases of six bottles presented in wooden crates reminiscent of those used by Taylor, former Buffalo Trace master distiller, before Prohibition.

Colonel EH Taylor Cured Oak Bourbon carries an RRP of US$69.99 per 750ml.

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