Eagle Rare 17 Year Bourbon (Fall 2019)
Eagle Rare // Kentucky, USA
Eagle Rare 17 Year Bourbon (Fall 2019) is a Kentucky straight bourbon and is one of five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. Distilled in the spring of 2002, it matured on the first floor of Warehouse P. Like the 2018 release, this too is bottled at 101 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The robust nose shows notes of dark caramel, dried apples, wax, and a touch of char. The bourbon shows sweetness on the palate, but it isn't overt. Other flavors are going on to balance it out such as toasted cereal, oak, and baking spices. The finish has a nice chocolate cherry thing going on, but again, the sweetness is balanced. Water isn't needed, but if you prefer an ice cube, go big or go home. "