Eagle Rare 17 Year Bourbon (Fall 2018)


Eagle Rare // Kentucky , USA

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 21 )

Eagle Rare 17 Year Bourbon (Fall 2018) is a Kentucky straight bourbon and is one of five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. Distilled in spring 2000, the bourbon was warehoused on the 1st, 2nd, and 5th floors of Warehouse C. Most notably, there is a change in proof from 90 proof to 101 proof. This increase marks a permanent change to the brand and is a tribute to the original strength when the brand launched in 1974.

  • age
    17 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"The aroma is quite intense with brown butter caramels and baking spices. Char smoke is mild. The bourbon is somewhat chewy and tannic at the finish but shows complexity throughout. The finish has a nice bite from the increased proof and presents some dried herbs and roasted corn. Overall, less sweet than previous versions. Thrilled about the new proof! "

Score 94

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