E.H. Taylor Amaranth

Buffalo Trace Announces E. H. Taylor Amaranth

Buffalo Trace Distillery honors former distillery owner with Colonel E. H. Taylor Amaranth. Amaranth will be used as the flavoring grain instead of rye for this 100 proof special release.

Amaranth is similar to wheat and offers a complex profiles of butterscotch, spearmint, pecans and dark berries. The other grains used in this recipe are corn (Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1) and malted barley.

E.H. Taylor Amaranth

E. H. Taylor Amaranth will be Bottled-In-Bond small batch bourbon, aged over a decade and will only have one release.

Fresh spearmint on the nose, followed by honey, with a hint of cherry. On the palate, coffee and vanilla come through.The finish is long, with oats and honey.

Via the Buffalo Trace Press Release

The Colonel E. H. Taylor collection was first released in 2011. Like some of the previous releases, this onetime-only bottling is a limited release. Also consistent with past releases, the Amaranth Bourbon displays a vintage label and is offered inside a distinct tube.

The six-bottle cases will be shipped in the wooden box first used for the Cured Oak release which were modeled after the wooden crates used by Taylor to transport goods during the days before Prohibition.

Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is widely considered one of the founding fathers of the bourbon industry, fighting for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, nearly three decades after he purchased the distillery that is known today as the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today by Buffalo Trace, such as climate controlled aging warehouses.

In addition to his bourbon interests, Taylor had political ties. He was the great-nephew of President Zachary Taylor and elected the mayor of Frankfort, state representative to the Kentucky General Assembly and a member of the State Senate.

– Buffalo Trace Press Release

This special bottling of Colonel E.H. Taylor Amaranth Bourbon Whiskey will be available starting in late July 2019 in limited supply.

The suggested retail price is $69.99, a suggestion that will likely be disregarded by most retailers.

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