Colonel E.H. Taylor

In 1865, as America emerged from the Civil War, Col. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. leveraged his war-time grain trading profits to purchase a quaint distillery along the Kentucky River. With a singular vision of crafting unparalleled whiskey, Taylor recognized the profound influence of grain quality, having observed its vast variations during the war. He was determined to use only the finest ingredients, setting his whiskey apart in an era of diverse distilling practices.