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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey (700ml)

Kentucky, UNITED STATES
$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 45%

Tasting note: We first tasted this in 2006 when it was labeled 'Single Barrel'. In 2021 it remains a super value in its category. The style here confirms a #1 Mashbill from Buffalo Trace, which is reported to be low rye (10% or less). First nosings detect caramel, new charred oak, liquorice bullets, cocoa and peppermint rock lollies with cinnamon in support. The complexity grows with time. Lean on entry, but fills out beautifully into a medium-bodied, chewy whiskey. Muted rye spices enter before vanilla and Bounty Bar flood the finish, the sugars checked by balancing oak, then more creamy vanillas. Easily one of the best sub $100 Bourbons going around. 45% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... One soaring, beautiful eagle. 95.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021

...Rich amber color. Sweet dried orange peel, spicy honey, coconut fruit, and a touch of shellac. A fresh, smooth entry leads to an off-dry, rich full-bodied palate with even toffee, macerated cherry, nut, and brown spice flavors. Finishes with a sweet spicy fade of dried fruits, vanilla and oak. Great balance and vitality. 45% Alc./Vol. International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
92 points (Exceptional) 
- tastings.com

... Nose: leathery and honied...Taste: at first sweet corn, then a gradual build up of spices…long, lots of vanilla threading through…just one of those effortlessly brilliant whiskeys that seem to get it right without trying… Rating: 94 - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2006.