Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

Tasted April 2, 2021
3.5 out of 5 stars
"I go back and forth on this one, but the quota-challenging, narrative-denying American spirit in me won’t allow to go with the grain just so the cool kids won’t shame me on social media. I suppose that makes me sort of an uncommon Patriot....might I say....a Rare Eagle? No. I wont go there. That’s super wack. And I am here to deliver the smack. As in smack down. As in boldly declare Eagle Rare is overrated. I consistently read about its value, scarcity and quality. I’m a buffalo trace fan so it’s hard for me to go against the grain i help establish, but Eagle Rare has some odd unique but indistinct flavor profile I just can’t get behind. It’s not doll but it’s briney and astringent and off-putting. The rest of the experience is great...mouthfeel, initial burst of American bourbony booyah...but that lingering aftertaste makes me wince. 3 different bottles now from 3 different sources drank alongside 3 different wenches under 3 different moons from 3 different vessels while threeing three different threes makes me confident my opinion is now the definitive truth regarding this decent disappointment. I kind of hate myself for even putting this out there because I’m a shameless BT fanboy. Sorry BT. I’ll still recommend it because I have no shame and because I’m supposed to but secretly and also openly it is far from my favorite."