September ‘Then & Now’ Feature

Take a taste of history at The Crunkleton Charlotte with our Then & Now Bourbon History Month tasting featuring Old Taylor 4-Year Gallon Swing 1959 from our antique collection and E.H. Taylor Bottled in Bond Small Batch 2020. $65

“One of the most important figures in bourbon history is Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. Born the grand nephew of US President Zachary Taylor he would go on to open 7 distilleries including O.F.C and Carlisle Distilleries which would later on become Buffalo Trace. He is also credited with heavily lobbying for the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897. The Act required a minimum of 4 years of barrel-aging in a federally bonded warehouse, grain from a single growing season, distillate produced by one distiller at a single distillery, and also bottled at no less than a 100 proof. This Act also gave participating bourbon producers a tax break as it encouraged taxes to be collected more accurately. It was also the first time that our government created a consumer protection standard of quality. It wasn’t until a full decade later in 1907 that we saw the Pure Food & Drug Act allowing Americans to purchase accurately labeled products and be sure of their quality. In September we celebrate Bourbon History and what better way than to taste two expressions that honor E.H Taylor’s legacy and profound impact on American History.”
-Ryan Hart