Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Bourbon is uncut, unfiltered, hearty and complex. This bourbon whiskey was drawn directly from barrels aged in warehouses constructed by Taylor over a century ago. Hand-selected and bottled at over 125 proof, it reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before prohibition. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was born in Kentucky in 1830. After moving to Louisiana with his great uncle Zachary Taylor as boy, Edmund eventually returned to Kentucky where he made his most indelible mark on history as a founding father of the modern bourbon industry.