Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Amaranth Bourbon Bottled in Bond
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. // Kentucky, USA
Amaranth Bourbon is the 10th release in the Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. collection first launched in early 2011 by Buffalo Trace. This bottled in bond bourbon uses the ancient grain amaranth as the flavoring grain in the mash bill with corn and malted barley completing recipe. Amaranth has a flavor profile close to wheat and was originally cultivated by the Aztecs. Available as a one-time only limited release beginning late July 2019.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Allspice and cloves kick start a robust nose, alongside leather, vanilla, and oak. The palate is big, starting with both alcohol-heat as well as a capsicum chili pepper type of heat. There's also a medicinal side with spearmint, as well as cocoa powder, and cinnamon. The finish is astringent and moderately long, with black and white pepper, sawdust, and mint."