Eagle Rare

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Release: ongoing

Bourbon: Eagle Rare

Region: Frankfort, Kentucky

Price: $30-$40

Proof: 90

Age:  10 Years

The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 Points

Review Date: 11/15/2020

About the Bourbon: Eagle Rare is made from the same whiskey as Buffalo Trace, aged 10 years where BT is aged 8. This bourbon comes from their low-rye Mashbill #1. The bottle is adorned with an Eagle and Stars.

Color: Golden Amber

Nose:  Vanilla and honey on the nose. Smells sweet and smells delicious.

Taste: Cherries, vanilla,  honey, sweet corn and caramel.  

Finish:  Short but pleasant finish. Same sweet flavors of caramel and vanilla and some notes of chocolate.

Assessment: 

Buffalo Trace Distilling’s Eagle Rare is a step up from their regular offering. Aged 10 years, Eagle Rare embodies the flavor profile of Buffalo Trace with additional complexity from more time in the barrel. This is a good, easy drinking  bourbon with classic dessert flavors.

Repeat Buy ? Yes. This is just good bourbon that I would drink any day. Compared side by side with Buffalo Trace, both are enjoyable bourbons but one doesn’t necessarily edge out the other significantly. This is a bottle that I would definitely buy again.

Eagle Rare is a good bourbon. 88 points.

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