Eagle Rare Single Barrel

Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery

Release: 2019

Bourbon: Eagle Rare Single Barrel

Region: Frankfort, Kentucky

Price: $40

Proof: 90

Age: 10 years

The Barrel Cellar Score: 90

Review Date: 6/30/2019

Color: Russet brown

Nose: Raisin, cherrywood, caramel, and a touch of citrus

Taste: Medium bodied. First taste (poured neat): Leather, brulee, mild oak.  Finish dried fruit, oak, dried herbs, butterscotch and rye.  

Assessment: I’ve been hearing good things about this bourbon for some time now. I finally picked a bottle up. Word of mouth is correct; this is a solid bourbon. It has a reputation for being sweetish, perhaps it’s the caramel flavor notes, but I don’t find it to be sweet in the least. I do find it to be a rather mild bourbon in both nose and taste; what it lacks in boldness it makes up for in smoothness. It’s an easy drinker. Eagle rare will have a regular presence among my other bottles of bourbon from here on out. Now if I can just find a bottle of the antique collection version.

Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon is a very good bourbon.  90 Points

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