Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
Buffalo Trace is undoubtedly one of the most respected distilleries in Kentucky, perhaps even in the entire USA. They present different variations of their Kentucky Straight Bourbon under various brand names. Today we're looking at Eagle Rare's 10-year-old whiskey, which is based on their secret "Mash Bill #1", which is thought to contain less than 10% rye.
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
Kentucky Straight Bourbon | 10 Year Old | 45,00 % ABV. | 54,14 €/l | Buffalo Trace Distillery | produced in USA (Kentucky) | Whiskybase ID 220289


The aroma begins with an intense sweet-fruity flavour. Vanilla, caramel and an extremely pleasant orange note unfold first. This is followed by spicier nuances: oak, dark chocolate and a herbaceous, spicy freshness reminiscent of mint. The scent evokes associations with a wonderfully empty warehouse full of old whiskey barrels.


The wonderful oiliness impresses on the tongue, and the flavour fulfils the promises of the nose. Sweet nuances of honey, buttered popcorn and milk chocolate unfold, while spicier flavours such as oak, bitter orange and an exotic coconut note send the palate on a journey. A slight tingle and a pinch of cinnamon round off the flavour experience.


The finish completes the Eagle Rare experience in an equally impressive way. Tart, spicy oak notes dominate here, comparable to a delicious rye bread with butter. The sweetness resonates subtly and is primarily reminiscent of caramel. The whiskey is soft and warming on the palate.


With Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace has succeeded in creating an outstanding composition. A delicious bourbon, labelled with an age statement, and all at an extremely competitive price. The quality is impressive and the flavour is multi-layered: sweet, tart, spicy, yet smooth - accompanied by a surprising viscosity. A clear recommendation for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

Rating: 80/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 79 | Sascha: 81)

Value for Money: 5/5 - Very Good

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