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Latest E.H. Taylor Whiskey In Stores Now

Jack Bettridge
Posted: November 9, 2012

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NOSE: Bears a complex aroma of caramel, maple syrup, hard candy, exotic fruit and even a hint of Borderies Cognac.

PALATE: Caramel follows into the mouth where it develops honey, anise, spice more fruit (berries) and even a slight floral character.

FINISH: The sweet, long finish smacks of exotic fruit and anise.

CIGAR PAIRING: Camacho Liberty 2012 ($16.70, 91 points, September 25 issue of Cigar Insider) Contoured with a bulbous middle and tapered foot, this cigar imparts a rich combination of coffee bean, complex woods and dried fruit to the palate. With the whiskey, the cigar gets even woodier and rounder with a certain chewy quality. The Bourbon doesn't do as well in the bargain, giving up its sweetness and getting a bit tart.

Tatuaje Little Monster Wolfie (Only available in special Little Monsters box set that retails for $75, unrated) A torpedo pyramid with exposed filler at the foot, this is a somewhat charred cigar, but still full and lush, with sweet and spicy smoke and notes of coffee. Each partner in this pairing got as good as it gave. The cigar's charms were intensified and it took on some nuttiness as well. The whiskey got fuller and rounder with nougat and more caramel.

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