Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr.
Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry
Although the early days of bourbon making in
Kentucky are often recounted with legends and lore,
Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., left an undisputed and
invaluable legacy for America’s favorite spirit.
One of Kentucky’s original Bourbon aristocrats, Taylor was an industry
leader who greatly advanced the quality of Kentucky Bourbon and
safeguarded the Bourbon label from bogus producers. Called the "father of
the modern bourbon industry," Taylor started and/or owned seven different
distilleries throughout his career, the most successful being the O.F.C. and
Carlisle distilleries, the forerunners of today’s Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Taylor was orphaned at an early age and sent to
New Orleans to live with his uncle Zachary Taylor.
He then returned to Kentucky where he was
adopted and raised by another uncle. In 1869,
Taylor purchased a small distillery on the banks of
the Kentucky River and named it O.F.C. , derived
from the traditional distilling method he adopted
using "Old Fashioned Copper".
Taylor implemented a number of groundbreaking improvements to his
distillery that earned him the reputation of being a bourbon visionary.
One of his innovations was the use of copper fermentation vats for the
wooden tubs - a unique technique for his time. He also bought new
grinding machinery, massive column copper stills, and constructed the
nation’s first climate-controlled aging warehouses. His capital investment
and overriding attention to detail demonstrated his commitment to
producing whiskey of unparalleled quality. The name O.F.C. because of
became synonymous with quality whiskey and innovation.
About the Whiskey
This spicy and full-bodied Rye Whiskey is uniquely made from just rye and
malted barley. It pays tribute to the classic American whiskey style and the
passage of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, in which E. H. Taylor Jr. was
instrumental in passing. This act safeguarded consumers from bogus
whiskeys being labeled with misleading terms and posing as quality drinks.
Still regulated today, any whiskey labeled “Bottled In Bond” must meet
certain requirements, including:
� Distilled by one distiller during the same season
� Aged no less than 4 years in a U.S. Bonded warehouse
� Bottled at 100 proof
About the Whiskey
� Straight Rye Whiskey
� Small Batch
� Bottled in Bond
� 5 th release in the E.H. Taylor series
� 100 proof
� Limited Availability
On the nose, this whiskey is full of dried
fruit, black pepper, and a touch of fresh
dill. A small sip brings an array of
flavors both sweet and savory with a
terrific balance of dark spices and subtle
caramel overtones. The finish is
especially pleasing with an oaky dryness
that lingers just long enough.
� Item Number: 1011984
� UPC: 00088004005504
� SCC: 20088004005508
� Retail Price: $69.99
� 6 pack case
� FOB: $228