Since its inception, whiskey has taken on many forms and distillers have imbued it will a wild array of alternative ingredients. So it’s not easy to come by a version of the spirit that’s a true first-of-its-kind offering. But Buffalo Trace’s Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. brand has managed it with their newest one-time offering.
Called simply the E.H. Taylor, Jr. Amaranth, this is the first ever whiskey of any kind to use amaranth in its mash bill. The wheat-like grain first came to prominence when it was cultivated by the Aztecs — who called it the ‘Grain of the Gods.’ According to the brand, this unusual addition imparts complex flavors and aromas of things like butterscotch, spearmint, pecans, and dark berries. An appropriate tribute to Colonel Taylor, the founding father of modern bourbon, this one-time-only bottled-in-bond whiskey has a suggested retail price of $70. But since it’s so limited, expect to see this on the resale markets for much more because once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.