Eagle Rare 17 Year Bourbon (Fall 2013)

Bourbon

Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    95
  • Avg. Rating

    4.3
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 177 )

Once a year, the Buffalo Trace Distillery releases a grip of 5 labels, forming the Voltron that is the Antique Collection. Hard to find, but easy to drink, the Eagle Rare 17 is one of the best of the Antiques. Some may call it a watered down version of George T. Stagg, but that's not a bad thing.

  • age
    17
  • abv
    45.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    New American Oak

Tasting Notes

"Complex doesn't cut it for the nose, with English breakfast tea, cherries, nutmeg, and cinnamon. A palate of tobacco, leather, almond, clove, and pepper finds its way to a truly lengthy finish of citrus, additional almond and a return visit from the cherries."

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