Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, entered the barrel in spring of 2000 and was matured in Wearhouses C. Although the label states 17 years, 2018 is actually an 18 year and 4 month old whiskey. This years release was released at 101 proof in homage to the brand’s history, it was originally introduced to the market by Seagram in 1975, and bottled at 101 proof.
Eagle Rare 17 Year Old 2018 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose: The aroma is quite intense with brown butter caramels and baking spices. Char smoke is mild.
Palate: The bourbon is somewhat chewy and tannic at the finish but shows complexity throughout.
Finish: The finish has a nice bite from the increased proof and presents some dried herbs and roasted corn.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, that is owned by the Sazerac Company. It has historically been known by several names, including the George T. Stagg Distillery and the Old Fire Copper Distillery.