eh taylor amaranth
Eh Taylor, Jr. Amaranth “Grain of the Gods” Bourbon
Firstly, Amaranth “Grain of the Gods” is the tenth release in the eh taylor amaranth. The standard lineup includes Small Batch Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon, Barrel Proof Bourbon, and Straight Rye. According to the company Press Release, Amaranth was aged over 10 years and will be a one-time only release that will start hitting markets in late July. Like most eh taylor amaranth releases, Amaranth Bourbon is Bottled-in-Bond. Furthermore, to be labelled Bottled-in-Bond, the whiskey must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at a single distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years, and it must be bottled at exactly 100 proof. Additionally, the Bottled-in-Bond label must clearly identify the distillery where it was distilled and where it was bottled, if different.
Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its homage to former Distillery owner Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. with a special release bourbon whiskey using Amaranth as the flavoring grain instead of rye. This 100 proof Bottled-In-Bond small batch bourbon was aged over a decade and is a special one-time-only release. Other grains used in this recipe are corn (Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1) and malted barley.
Colonel E.H. Taylor Amaranth is the 7th limite release bottling from Colonel E.H. Taylor. For this release Buffalo Trace Distillery have used amaranth in place of rye in the mash bill. (Corn, amaranth and malted barley) and age the whiskey for 10 years before bottling at 50% abv / 100 PROOF. Amaranth is similar to wheat. But offers a complex taste with subtle flavors ranging from a nose of butterscotch. And spearmint, hence to a finish of pecans and dark berries.
But, Amaranth was originally cultivate by the Aztecs and with the name “the Grain of the Gods”, its high protein, and gluten free.
So, tasting notes; fresh spearmint and honey, meet a subtle hint of cherry. Taste coffee and vanilla on the palate with a long finish of oak and honey. Finally, eh taylor amaranth
DISTILLERY: BUFFALO TRACE
AGE: 10 YEARS
BOTTLING DATE: 2019
REGION: FRANKFORT KENTUCKY USA
BOTTLE STRENGTH: 50% / 100 PROOF
BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL