I’ve been blogging for about two years now, and this is the first time that it has actually paid off in terms of free stuff… You know you have made it when Buffalo Trace sends you a free sample to review and write about. That being said, there were no promises made of a good review for the free sample and I promise to review it as if I paid for it. There are tons of details online about this release, so I’ll skip that and just go on to my review.
On to the review… nice golden honey color.
Most Colonel Taylor products I have tried tend to be too hot, but this one is not. The heat is moderate, and the smell has ginger snaps, s’mores, Reeses Pieces, Leggo waffles, and forest floor. A little closed on the nose to be honest, which might be better if I had a full bottle and could have it open for a month or so…
The taste is…. GREAT. The mouthfeel has nice oil, and the tannins are very strong, but not overpowering. The heat is strong, but enjoyable and the finish just goes on and on. The taste is good, but what makes this really enjoyable is the complex tannis and oil structure on the mouth. This is a really nice Colonel Taylor expression.
The first taste went on for over 3 minutes, which is pretty rare for a bourbon. The second went on and on. If you can grab this, it’s worth getting. 95/100.