Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced a special bottling of its Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. line that uses amaranth as the flavoring grain instead of rye.
This 100-proof, bottled-in-bond small batch bourbon aged for more than 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.
Amaranth is similar to wheat, but offers flavors ranging from a nose of butterscotch and spearmint, to a finish of pecans and dark berries, the company says.
Tasting notes describe this bourbon as having a spearmint on the nose, followed by honey, with a hint of cherry. On the palate, coffee and vanilla come through. The finish is oats and honey.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Amaranth Bourbon Whiskey will be available starting in late July in limited supply. The suggested retail price is $69.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
This is the tenth release in the collection of E. H. Taylor, Jr. whiskeys, which includes Single Barrel Bourbon, Barrel Proof Bourbon, Straight Rye Whiskey, and Small Batch Bourbon.
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is a founding father of the bourbon industry, fighting for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, nearly three decades after he purchased the distillery that’s known today as Buffalo Trace Distillery. During his time, Taylor implemented several methods still used today by Buffalo Trace, such as climate-controlled aging warehouses.