Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Bourbon

A tornado hit Warehouse C in 2006, tearing through the roof and exposing the barrels within. During repairs, the barrels were exposed to the elements, resulting in a truly unique bourbon with an incredible story.
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Established in 1775 and situated in Frankfort, Kentucky, Buffalo Trace is one of the few American distilleries that continued its operations through Prohibition, after receiving a permit to bottle medicinal whiskey when the 18th Amendment came into effect in 1920. They were permitted to produce new whiskey from 1930 to 1933. As a result, George T. Stagg Distillery, as the company was named at the time, was one of only four Kentucky distilleries that were capable of producing whiskey after Prohibition ended. The distillery changed several hands through more than two centuries, and the owners included Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., who earned himself the title of the father of the modern bourbon industry.

The oldest continually operating distillery in the United States includes the rich legacies of master distillers such as E.H. Taylor, Jr, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee as well. To this day it remains family-owned, operating on the same 130 acres of land adjacent to the Kentucky River as it has for over 200 years. Similarly, the distillery’s flagship bourbon has been made using the same process for over 2 centuries. Now part of the Sazerac family, the distillery has remained dedicated to a single craft: the making of fine bourbon whiskey, bringing together tradition and innovation in the process.

In 2006 a tornado hit and damaged 2 of their warehouses. Warehouse C was built by E.H. Taylor in 1885 and was hit particularly hard, with a part of the roof being torn off. While repairs were underway, several barrels were exposed to the sun. Exposure to the elements and the warm climate influenced the bourbon within, causing rapid maturation. As luck would have it, the bourbon (aged between 9 years and 8 months to nearly 12 years) turned out to be delicious and very special. Bottled at 100 proof, it's a unique expression with an incredible story behind it.

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Proof 100 (50% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Buffalo Trace Distillery
Size 750mL
The nose opens with dried fig, cloves, baking spice, and oak. Fruit is on the palate with vanilla and hints of smoke, culminating in a spicy finish with a touch of tobacco.
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