Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof 2016 Batch 5 127.5 Proof is uncut, unfiltered, and coveted by bourbon lovers around the world. This 2016 release was bottled at 127.5 proof. Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel. It reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition, when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Drawn from barrels aged in warehouses constructed over a century ago under Taylor's watchful eye, the taste is smooth, yet powerful and uncompromising, just like its namesake.