Bold, dry and delicate…
Buffalo Trace Eagle Rare 10yo Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Another Buffalo Trace Bourbon superstar, with the icing on the cake being that it is a ten years old. Not often seen with US whiskies.
According to BreakingBourbon, “Eagle Rare uses the #1 Mashbill from Buffalo Trace, which is thought to be a low rye mash bill consisting of 10% or less rye. Eagle Rare recently went through a label design change which moved the 10 year age statement from the bottleneck to the back of the bottle”.
And BreakingBourbon’s tasting notes read, “The palate is simplistically sweet without a ton of depth. Upfront notes of honey, toasted brown sugar, new oak, and light traces of white pepper are all present. While not deep, it’s very tasty and I would imagine that even a non-bourbon drinker would find it enjoyable. I found myself going back often to sip this throughout the review to taste more of the deliciously sweet palate”.
Distillery notes read, “The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering”.