So it has been about a month since we wrote about the release of the limited edition Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Cured Oak Bourbon, a 17-year-old American whiskey, bottled in bond, that was aged inside special “cured oak” bourbon barrels by Buffalo Trace. How limited and difficult it has been to get a bottle of this at retail since then has quickly turned into the stuff of Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection level craziness, with some bottles pricing way over the $70 price tag suggested by the distillery. It truly has become, for better or worse, a collector’s bourbon.


One thing which we got a couple of questions on from readers around the release was the cool box pictured with the bourbon. Turns out the box, designed to hold six of these whiskies, was “modeled after the wooden crates used by Taylor to transport goods during the days before Prohibition,” and it has as well become something sought after apparently by some collectors. Short of prying one of these prized boxes from the hands of a retailer who might have one on display, how else can you get hold of one? Turns out there is a simple answer – directly from Buffalo Trace.

Browsing the Buffalo Trace online gift shop the other day, I came across the box (pictured below) for sale for around $100 (if out of stock, check back periodically). A representative from the distillery told me it is, in fact, the same box as the one the now legendary Cured Oak offering is tied to.

Being as this, for many of us, will likely be as close as we ever get to this E.H. Taylor bottling, I suggest you perhaps go snag a box and then you can fill it with the more regular Taylor releases, allowing you too to pretend you are a distiller from before Prohibition days.