Buffalo Trace is introducing a line of bourbon whiskeys named after an industry legend, Col. Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr.
The distillery has re-created Taylor's traditional sour mash for a limited edition called Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey. The bourbon was aged for nine years and bottled in a canister, similar to something Taylor used in his time, the distillery said in a news release. Its retail price will be about $70 for a 750ml bottle.
The remaining whiskeys in the line will be released during the next few years, the distillery said.
Taylor, who bought his first distillery in 1870, helped develop seven distilleries during his lifetime. His contributions to the industry, Buffalo Trace noted, included introducing the first climate-controlled aging warehouse.