Colonel E H Taylor Amaranth Grain Of The Gods Bourbon Kentucky 750Ml

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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Sazerac Company, Inc.

Distillery: Buffalo Trace

Release Date: July 2019

Proof: 100

Age: NAS (Over 10 years per the company press release)

Mashbill: Undisclosed (Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1 that replaces rye with amaranth as the flavoring grain - corn, amaranth, and malted barley)

Color: Light Copper

UNIQUENESS - via BreakingBourbon

Buffalo Trace has many experiments in the works, and in recent years has chosen to honor E.H. Taylor by releasing limited experimental variations of the brand. Attributing this to Taylor’s persona, Buffalo Trace has stated it “honors Taylor’s enduring spirit of innovation and commitment to exceptional whiskey.”

The tenth unique release in the Taylor lineup, Amaranth is the sixth special release and the second to use a unique mashbill. However, while Four Grain had four grains in the mashbill, they still remained the most commonly used grains - corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley. Amaranth is the first of its kind, with no other previous bourbon using the grain in its mashbill. This is surprising considering distilleries like Corsair have released Grainiac (9 grain mashbill) and Insane in the Grain (12 grain mashbill) whiskeys - none of which used amaranth. That being said, Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1 is believed to be 10% rye or less, and since this bourbon used the #1 mashbill with amaranth in place of rye, the percentage of amaranth grain is still relatively small.

Amaranth grain is most likened to wheat, and was once a staple of the Aztecs, used in numerous food items. They also used the grain to form images of their gods during the sacred month of Huitzilopochitli, and then at the end of the month ate them in order to take in the gods, which explains the origins of this bourbon's name. Currently, amaranth is popular in gluten free cooking.  

Whether it’s the amaranth grain or other contributing factors, the resulting whiskey’s flavor profile deviates from the norm. It presents like a wheated bourbon, but there is a quality I just can’t quite pinpoint. It’s most prominent in the nose, and as a result the most interesting part of this whiskey.

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