Another ultra-premium whiskey aiming at re-defining the Bourbon experience. Bottled as a single barrel bourbon at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, (formerly Old Prentice) Eagle Rare forms part of the companies 'Antique Collection".
Colour: Deep burnished gold / brass colour.
Aroma: A shellac top note dissipates to reveal scents of orange cake, spicy rye and new leather over a subtle coconut / cocoa under current. A wonderful Bourbon sniff and the complexity grows with time in the glass.
Palate: The palate is concentrated, echoing the aromas. Grassy, spicy dried coconut flavours develop. Super clean and precise with impeccable balance; finishes dry and lip smacking with a subtle coconut fade - but wait for the aftertaste. It bounces back with remarkable persistence and intensity for a spirit in this price bracket. A stunning value in its category.
Expert Review: Rich amber color. Sweet dried orange peel, spicy honey, coconut fruit, and a touch of shellac. A fresh, smooth entry leads to an off-dry, rich full-bodied palate with even toffee, macerated cherry, nut, and brown spice flavors. Finishes with a sweet spicy fade of dried fruits, vanilla and oak. Great balance and vitality. Rating 92 (Exceptional) - www.tastings.com
Awards & Accolades
- Double Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition (5 times)