This recipe was inspired by my knowledge from cataloging the Taylor-Hay family papers and yes these were all mentioned in Taylor's papers. He was quite proud of the fact that they only used white corn in their product. He also states that he uses 250% more barley than other distillers because he thought (correctly in my opinion) that barley added a sweetness and nutty flavor that could not be found in other grains. Now if you consider that 10% malt was then standard for conversion, then he must have used 25% barley malt. I would say that it had to range between 15% and 25% but Mark Brown went with the higher number. If you come tom Louisville anytime soon, look me up and I will let you taste this new made spirit.
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873