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E. H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey

The beginning of the affair

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@MuddyFunsterReview by @MuddyFunster

31st Jan 2016


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I bought this whiskey on a trip to New York. I specifically hunted it down. In the UK it's £120 a bottle. I bought it in Bowery & Vine for $55. Totally thrilled.

This was my first taste of American rye and it has changed my whisky drinking life.

Pours into the glass with a rich oily orange amber hue. One of the best looking whiskys I've seen in the glass.

Nose is sublime. A 24 or 25. Stunning. It's the moment I discover that I love rye. The rye grain in this just has an amazing perfumed aroma. Intense aromatic rye, dusty rye chaff, apricot and peach fruit, some sort of exotic floral, orange blossom, sugary sweetness like a hyper concentrated sweet wine, a concentrated grape vinous, subtle fresh oak, ever so slight eucalyptus. I could go on and on, but let's get to the taste.

Peppery spice, light burn, intense rye grains, orange blossom, apricot, crystal demerara sugar sweetness, eucalyptus, stem ginger. the intensity gives way to some slight subtle oak and creaminess but no dryness. There's a subtle complexity to this whiskey that builds and builds.

Finish is spicy with the undulating notes of rye grain, floral and sweetness lingering on and on...

An extraordinary whiskey. I've already got plans to get another of these in the UK and I'll gladly pay for it.

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Victor commented

Lovely review.

I think that you'll draw more readings of the review if you incorporate the distillery name also in the name of the whiskey. When all the viewer sees is 'Straight Rye' the reader doesn't know which whiskey is being reviewed unless she/he is curious enough to click on anyway.

6 years ago 0

maltmate302 commented

Nice review @MuddyFunster but, as Victor says,it does need a title.If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have known that it was Colonel E.H.Taylor. I've never tried this one because of the UK price.May I suggest to you that you purchase a bottle of High West Rendezvous Rye from Amazon for £45.That's the best price in the UK and it's another fantastic rye.Like you I love rye and its a shame that it's so expensive over here

6 years ago 0

MuddyFunster commented

I couldn't find the bottle on the site so despite putting in the distiller I didn't know I then had to put it in again. There seems to be no edit function or admin on this site to correct this? I guess I just cut and paste and relist. How do I delete this review?

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