Old Taylor (Late 1970's)
Added on Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:37 PM
  Bottler: Old Taylor Distillery
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
In 1972 the Old Taylor distillery closed and these late 70's bottlings of the rye-flavored bourbon are the last of the stock from the original distillery.   Later bottlings are distilled at Jim Beam.
Member Ratings and Notes
I mean, if this was still available at $7 a bottle as it once was (and still is on some very dusty shelves somewhere), I'd be buying it by the case. This is massively drinkable, yet still not without medium-bodied, medium-rich flavor. It's not magic, it's just darn tasty... especially since the few bottles of this I've picked up have cost nearly nothing. B/B+ 
This is just about the most drinkable bourbon I've ever tried.  Nose is confection, like Cinnabun frosting.  There's a perfect balance of spice and buttery sweetness.  At 40% it's surprisingly rich in flavor, and the flavor continues to grow long onto the finish.  Ya just want more and more and more.   Great stuff!

[Our theory here is that Beam was using up the old stock of whiskey from the original distillery, and therefore this may be much older than 4 years old.   Surely something is different, since all the other Old Taylor we've tried, even pre-1972, is very thin on flavor.] 
Deep amber color. The nose oozed of vanilla and molasses. The palate was much milder and light. No discernable finish. C+/B- 1977 bottling. [3/10/13] 

Musty and mossy.  Quite good though.



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