EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods is Buffalo Trace’s 2019 EH Taylor limited release that replaces the rye, used in EH Taylor Small Batch, Single Barrel, and Barrel Proof, with amaranth. Since I don’t know much about amaranth, I did some internet research to learn more. Turns out that amaranth is actually a seed, coming from plants native to Central and South America, that have been widely consumed for thousands of years. Clearly North America has been missing out on this food. “Grain” ends up being the term frequently used because amaranth is often ground up into a flour and used accordingly. If you think about it a little (too hard), Amaranth “Seed” of the Gods probably didn’t have as nice a ring to it either.
This EH Taylor may be the first and only bourbon to include amaranth in the mash, making it a one-of-a-kind bourbon. I have absolutely no grounding into what amaranth contributes to bourbon, so why not find out in this EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods review.
*Huge thanks to Ryan B. for providing a sample of this bourbon.