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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Buffalo Trace Introduces Colonel E.H. Taylor Amaranth Bourbon

Buffalo Trace has announced the release of their newest variant of E.H. Taylor that uses amaranth as the flavoring grain instead of rye (in addition to corn and malted barley). This will be the tenth release in the E. H. Taylor, Jr whiskey collection.


Amaranth was originally cultivated by the Aztecs and is similar to wheat, but offers complex taste with subtle flavors ranging from "butterscotch and spearmint, to a finish of pecans and dark berries." The tasting notes are:

Nose: Fresh spearmint, honey, with a hint of cherry
Taste: Coffee and vanilla
Finish: Long, with oats and honey.

This new version has been aged over a decade and will be a one-time release starting in late July and will carry an MSRP of $69.99 per 750ml bottle and will be available in Ohio in very limited quantities.

Our Take

This seems like a bourbon that is unique and experimental in a good way and one I'll be buying if I see it on the shelves. It is very intriguing to imagine all the new flavors that could come from using amaranth, while also staying true to the bourbon by aging it 10+ years. If you see this in the wild or get a taste, drop a note in the comments with your thoughts.


Source: Buffalo Trace

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