Eagle Rare 17 Year Bourbon (Fall 2016)
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection // Kentucky, USA
Part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Eagle Rare is a 17 year old bourbon. It was distilled in the spring of 1999 and aged on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of Warehouses H & K. This bottling is comprised of 32 barrels. Unlike others in the collection, this is not bottled at cask-strength but at a more traditional 90-proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Crème brulee and brown sugar on the nose, with vanilla pudding, rye spice, and oak. Palate enters dry, with astringent oak, but then emerges to be quite rich and sweet, with vanilla, chocolate, and touches of coffee, tobacco, and black pepper. Long lasting finish with lingering sweetness, for a luscious and smooth dram all the way through."