Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Bourbon: Eagle Rare Single Barrel
Region: Frankfort, Kentucky
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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