Eagle Rare 17 year 2018, entered the barrel in spring of 2000 and was matured in Warehouses C. Although the label states 17 years, 2018 is actually an 18 year and 4 month old whiskey. This years release Eagle Rare 17 years of 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.
All the way from the legendary Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, comes Eagle Rare. A spectacular Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey, matured for at least a decade before making its way into its distinctive bottles at 45% ABV. What’s so distinctive about the bottles, you ask? Well, we’re going to say it’s the massive bald eagle, wings outstretched, looking like it’s about to snatch up some dinner. Distinctive, yes? The whiskey is also pretty distinctive too, boasting full-bodied notes of cinder toffee, orange peel and buttery corn.
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. Eagle Rare 17 years has historically been known by several names, including the George T. Stagg Distillery and the Old Fire Copper Distillery.