EH Taylor Barrel Proof Batches

e.H. taylor jr barrel proof releases

EH Taylor Barrel Proof Batches

Release years & proofs

EH Taylor Barrel Proof batches are one of the more sought-after releases of the EH Talyor lineup because of its higher proof and “direct from the barrel” sipping experience. And the only way for collectors to know which batch they have is to look it up by proof and the year that that proof was released.

EH Taylor Barrel Proof batches are released once per year at cask strength, is non-chill filtered, and uses Buffalo Trace’s low rye #1 mash bill (< 10% rye). It has a non-age-stated label but is rumored to be around 6 – 8 years aged in the barrel.

The brand name “Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr.” is a Buffalo Trace brand that currently (2023) includes twelve products:

  • E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch
  • E. H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Old Fashioned Sour Mash
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Tornado Surviving
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Cured Oak
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Seasoned Wood
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Amaranth
  • E. H. Taylor, Jr. 18 Year Marriage
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Bourbon

E.H. Taylor Jr, Barrel Proof batches can be hard to find at MSRP pricing ($79) and the secondary market sees prices range from $500 to over $1000.

Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr., Batches & Proofs

Release DateProof
Batch 12 (2023)131.1
Batch 11 (2022)129.0
Batch 10 (2021)127.3
Batch 9 (2020)130.3
Batch 8 (2019)129.3
Batch 7 (2018)129.7
Batch 6 (2017)128.1
Batch 5 (2016)127.5
Batch 4 (2015)127.2
Batch 3 (2014)129.0
Batch 2 (2013)135.4
Batch 1 (2012)134.5
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4 months ago

Was definitely useful to know which batches are based off the proof points.

3 months ago

Is there a definite way to determine whether you have a Batch 3 or a Batch 11 since they are the same Proof? Thank you.

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