In the world of bourbon, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is a big name. Among many other whiskey-related accomplishments, he was the driving force behind the passing of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897. This act was designed to keep the integrity of whiskey intact. To be labeled “bottled-in-bond,” the whiskey must be distilled in one season by a single distiller in one distillery. It also has to be aged in a federally bonded barrelhouse for a minimum of four years.
The best part? Bottled-in-bond whiskeys are bottled at exactly 100 proof. A potent 50% ABV.
To pay tribute to this important whiskey event, Buffalo Trace released a “Bottled in Bond Day” commemorative edition of its beloved E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel on March 3rd. But instead of simply releasing a special, hand-picked bottle this year, the brand collaborated with musician Chris Stapleton to release the bottles through the “Tennessee Whiskey” singer’s charitable fund, Outlaw State of Kind.
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