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Bottling NameEagle Rare
Bottled ByBuffalo Trace Distillery Frankfort,KY
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content90 Proof
Availability US: Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Available
Mashbill InfoBT low rye
Age10
Views (since 20080612) 119854
Bottling InfoSingle Barrel
The bright honey/topaz color shows sparkling bronze core features impeccable purity; the early aromas include gentle grain, toasted honey-wheat bread, and tobacco leaf with aeration, the aroma quickly transforms into a pedal-to-the-metal Bourbon bouquet as evolved scents of ripe banana and charcoal tweak the olfactory sense in the middle stage whiffs -- fragrances of lanolin, almond butter, melon, and oil accent the toastiness beautifully -- it's a somewhat restrained, or better, understated aroma but I sense lots of power lying just beneath the surface; my, my, my, what have we here -- in the mouth, this oily, toasty beauty seduces the taste buds at palate entry with dry flavors of cereal grain and mild oak resin -- the mid-palate tastes explode on the tongue in unabashedly sweet and oily flavors of black raisins, grape- fruit, charred oak, and candied almonds; the finish is long, corny sweet, moderately fiery, and lasciviously oily; easily one of the most tactile yet assertive and expressive Bourbons I've tasted in the last two years; fasten your seat belts.

Paul Pacult, The Spirit Journal



Review from jneyer05 (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2252, Created:20130928151044, Updated:20131009180432)
Purchased at:Lou's Pony Keg
Purchased for:30
Nose:Sweet with vanilla. Not too complex.
Taste:Floral sweetness. Slight Caramel taste follows. Medium body.
Finish:Medium-hard finish with a peppery taste. Caramel is noticed as well.
Overall:Overall this bottle seems complicating to me. The first time I tried it, it tasted very good. Then the second glass a few days later was somewhat disappointing. After tasting it again it tasted like the first glass. I am interested to see what other bottles are like. It has a sweet smell with a floral taste and hard spice finish. Not a bad bottle. A must try for all.

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Review from Watson Roadster (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2145, Created:20121228193119, Updated:20121228200415)
Purchased at:LCBO Hamilton,Ontario (Oskee Wee Wee!!!From the Steel City!)
Purchased for:$47.95 CDN
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 10 Years Old
Nose:The nose is very nice...A caramel/Butterscotch mix...Then a hint of green apple...I get bubblegum?...then a fade to oakyness and alcohol...Makes me think this might be a winner!
Taste:Considering the nose,the taste is quite muted.It's sweet but there is no butterscotch at all and just a bit of caramel with corn sweetness.A slight hint of the apple still remains but is overpowered by the oak and alcohol..A bit of a let down...
Finish:It's smooth...You can tell it's aged because the rough edges are taken off,but the flavour seems restrained and there is an astringent quality during the finish.The profile of the finish is similar to the opening taste.Frankly,a fairly basic bourbon flavour profile...Some cramel,a bit of corn sweetness,some of that apple thing,some oak,and,some barrel char...But one could get all of that in Beam White Label for alot less money!
Overall:Gotta say,I'm a little disappointed.The nose was telling me this was going to be a great bourbon.Once I tasted it,even after I let it breathe for a bit,the whole flavour profile seems restrained somehow.This is competing with Woodford Reserve,Knob Creek,etc...Frankly,those would be better choices..I do wonder if the 100 proof offering,which I have not seen up here,would bring the flavour our a bit more?..6 to 6.5 out of 10...

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Review from Birdo (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2127, Created:20121125143930, Updated:20121126082352)
Purchased at:Sam's club
Purchased for:25.00
Info on this bottle:10y/o
Nose:Vanilla and carmel, nothing unusual
Taste:Alcohol, chemical taste, a bit of vanilla and carmel.
Finish:Short and forgettable. Thin, astringent
Overall:Really disappointed in this one, won't buy it again. Nice looking bottle. I like Buffalo Trace and Ancient Ancient Age from the same distiller tho. I got jipped. Wondering if I got a bad bottle or if my taste is off due to medication.

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Review from KettleOne (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2071, Created:20120505150923) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:ABC Store in Durham, NC
Purchased for:30
Info on this bottle:Standard Bottle
Nose:This bourbon is consistent all the way through. It smells sweet and inviting. Like a molasses or brown sugar smell. Butterscotch. To me, the nose was good! I could smell this stuff all day long.
Taste:When I say this whisky is sweet, I don't mean in the gross Blantons way. Rather, if you were to pour this to a die hard bourbon drinker, I think they'd like it. Although it'd never be their favorite. It comes across strong on the corn and has a little rye, but not enough for me.
Finish:Medium. Flat. Funny thing is, the beginning of the bourbon is very promising. Once it rolls across the tongue you think "Wow, this is good". Well, the finish is flat and uninspired. It is a nice bourbon, but not great.
Overall:The 17 y/o version is one of the best bourbons...it is clear to me that the 10 y/o is just too young. The finish is weak to barely medium, but the 17 is out of the world good. The reason I'm giving this bottle away is because I don't get any kick out of it. It is too one dimensional. The 17 is when this same 10 y/o bourbon is prime and ready. Perfect. So, just find some of the 17 and skip this one. I want to be fair: if someone had this bottle at their house and I was forced to drink it, the bottle would be seriously dented after a few hours. So, don't get me wrong, she is like a homely looking girl with a kickin' body....I would still pursue her, I just wouldn't date her afterwards.

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Review from Wasatch (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2043, Created:20120206163955)
Purchased at:Layton, UT
Purchased for:$30 750ml
Nose:Nice dark golden amber color.

Very nice vanilla note, bananas, caramel, nice oaky scent, with some very nice cinnamon.
Taste:Slightly sweet, slightly oil texture, very nice oak note, nice caramel/maple, spicy.
Finish:Medium finish, with a slight sweetness and a slightly dry finish. Pretty smooth, for a higher ABV whiskey. Probably the smoothist for the ABV I've had to date, very nice.
Overall:Cool looking bottle. For the money, to me, it's one of the best to date. Highly Recommended!

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Review from Gant (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1926, Created:20110215174244, Updated:20110215174439) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Wines 4 You, Mentor, Oh
Purchased for:$31
Info on this bottle:Just like the picture
Nose:Mostly astringent ethanol with some sweeter things lurking in the background but never coming to the fore. Could just be my defective Lithuanian sniffer but its not very impressive.
Taste:More ethanol, rather lacking in complexity. The Buffalo Trace parentage is obvious but I'm not convinced that this bottle's taste is even up to par with plain BT.
Finish:Medium in duration with a satisfying heat going down.
Overall:I'm sorry to say that I'm just not impressed with this bottle. It is my first and for the price may be my last, especially given the plethora of winners in its price range.

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Review from midwestinNY (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1888, Created:20101118221451, Updated:20101118222752) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:On the web
Purchased for:$31 plus S and H
Nose:Really great, I'm a bit of a novice to all this, so I can't articulate as well as others, but the bouquet is out of this world, this smells better than bourbons I like more than Eagle, go figure. Blend of spicy and sweet, smells aged and refined, beautiful. Best part for me. Lastly, the nose REALLY improved dramitcally the more I let it breathe, all in all maybe a week no cap. until enough air to fill half the bottle.
Taste:Opens up wonderfully, great kind of expansive taste that keeps giving you another layer of spice, then sweet. Def get that caramel taste and tobaccoish, hits you with a strong dose of rye in my opinion, which I really like, that's exactly where the transition takes place to the finish, then...
Finish:This is where this bourbon takes a turn for me, the finish is a bit harsh for my taste. It could be attributed to a bad batch, my novice expertise, or perhaps my palette is more delicate than I thought, but I do like Bulleit and Bakers, both of which I consider to be pretty strong in flavor. This one always leaves bitter in the mouth at the end, spoils what starts off as a dream come true.
Overall:All in all, still a REALLY great bourbon, I'm trying to stay objective while also keeping my personal collection very refined to what I like the best. While this is good, I would easily replace it Bulleit, Ri1, Buffalo Trace, Basil Hayden's, Four Roses Small Batch and DEFINITELY Woodford Reserve, all of which are more or less in the same price range.

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Review from Teflon (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1805, Created:20100216002302)
Purchased at:Owensboro, Kentucky
Purchased for:$27
Info on this bottle:as above
Nose:Rye spice and cinnamon, slight vanilla. A bit oaky and nutty. Quite pleasing.
Taste:A fine rye bourbon. The taste is well crafted and complex. Something to occupy the evening with ease.
Finish:No need for a long dissertation here. This is really good stuff. The finish is classic caramel and oak and it is refined.
Overall:Once again...no need for words! This is high quality bourbon and should be a staple in every good enthusiasts cabinent. ENOUGH SAID.
BUY IT AND ENJOY IT....it was made well and deserves a few ice cubes often.

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1746, Created:20091106211328)
Purchased at:Cape La Scrod
Purchased for:$28 (a couple years ago)
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare
Nose:Old Fashioned Whiskey. As in "take me back to the 70's" old fashion. Corn Central Station at rush hour. Sandy, deep, round.
Taste:Same as above. Exceptionally smooth & round with a brassy edge.
Finish:Medium.
Overall:Nothing in particular grabs me here. Corn is predominant. And i let it air for a month and two. Hmm... next. BB

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Review from ProfessorB (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1699, Created:20090924144633, Updated:20090924144717)
Purchased at:PLCB
Purchased for:$28
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare 10 yr
Nose:Sharp at first and then settles with a mild oak, sweet vanilla, ripe fruit and citrus overtones. Not sure why, but this seems to hit higher notes that aren't terribly intense. They are, however, pleasing. After it's been sitting for a while, a vanilla caramel nose comes to the front.
Taste:First impression is corn followed by some peppery, nuttiness and oak. relatively light mouth feel with a bit of caramel cloying over the top front of the tongue. It doesn't last long, but does seem to create an interesting imbalance. That is, I'm not repulsed, but rather intrigued. The caramel without equal parts sweetness. Very interesting.
Finish:For me the finish is the real treat here. It lasts much longer than I would have thought. All the corn, oak, peppery nuttiness, vanilla and caramel resolves very slowly and pleasantly.
Overall:I like this. It wouldn't be my regular pour, but it is a nice addition with it's own complexity and distinctiveness.

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Review from enzo (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1462, Created:20090205212041, Updated:20090210021010)
Purchased at:Twin Liquors Austin, TX
Purchased for:$26
Info on this bottle:standard bottle. Nearing the end of the bottle. Has been open for a couple months.
Nose:Quite floral, crisp, sweet minty... like a hyacinth or a narcissus... rainier cherry... pipe tobacco, butterscotch.
Taste:Surprisingly delicate and sweet. Maintains the floral qualities, but vanilla and corn are also present. There's some spice in there... but it's way in the background at first... then creeps up on you. This is one of the few whiskies that almost feels cold on the tongue at first... almost refreshing... then you feel the burn at the back of your mouth.
Finish:The finish is nice and drawn out. and it's where the wood starts to really show up... there's a lingering vanilla sweetness throughout the finish as well... which is somewhat unique to me.
Overall:Very complex stuff. A lot of the qualities are subtle... but they are certainly there. It changes in the glass... and as you drink it. Really a pleasure to sip. This is one to keep on hand in quantity. Keeps you interested.

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1448, Created:20090129140839) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Cape Cod, MA (purchased a year ago early 2007 from a 2006 case)
Purchased for:$28 at the time
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare 10 Year Single Barrel
Nose:I have two bottles left out of this case and I'm drinking them s-l-o-w. Vanilla custard and allspice, leathery, with a sandy-sweet top-note. Indian Pudding. A rare bouquet of flowers and leafy greens, definitive spearmint note, slight eucalyptus, almost herbal, along with an undertone of dry spice, light grain, and hay. Glove leather. Sweet and luxurious pipe tobacco reminiscent of old Dunhill Royal Yacht from the 1970's.
Taste:Caramel and toffee, vanilla and mocha, milk chocolate, almond paste, a mellow citrus note from the center (mid-range) and it just keeps going... this is the Best of ER10.
Finish:Medium burn, silky, bright, brown sugar to the hilt juxtaposed by gourmet caramel and butterscotch notes.
Overall:This was rated upon opening a new bottle, poured into three glasses: A 1oz shot glass (JD), a Reidel Cognac XO, Reidel Vinum Tulip, and a Glencairn. In that order, gravitating more towards the Glencairn for a broad profile and mid-tones, then ending with the Cognac XO which brought out more flowers and violets and vanilla at the very end. BB

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1356, Created:20081117132525)
Purchased at:Westboro, MA = Julio's
Purchased for:$17
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare - Barrel #52 - Members Choice - Loch & Key Society (375ml)
Nose:On the brighter side of dark for an ER10. Exceedingly ripe fruit along with a citrus edge and big-time complexity. Good wood, good rye, and lots of brown sugar.
Taste:It's bigger on taste than it is in the nose. Brown sugar, spice, chocolate, mocha, golden vanilla custard, caramel, wet leather, with a light dusting of cinnamon. Ripe fruit and caramel prevails... tobacco at the very bottom of the glass. I'm tasting this in a Glencairn which seems to bring out everything evenly, better than any other.
Finish:Tingles the front upper lip. A semi-dry and spicy finish lingers into 90 seconds with soft tingling heat thereafter.
Overall:One good pick from the boys on L&K. Thanks guys! A-1 Bourbon. Highly complex with deep undertones of ripe fruit and Black Currant... echoes of old Auchentoshan. BB

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1354, Created:20081117114551) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Westboro, MA @ Julio's (from Ryan M.)
Purchased for:$28
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare 10 Year - Angel's Share - Barrel #45
Nose:By far the finest bottle of ER10 I've ever sampled. Rare old wood, organic sensibility. Full of fine caramel and a cornucopia of delights. Highly complex.
Taste:Big bourbon. Round, chewy, and long. A rare and one-of-a-kind barrel.
Finish:Lengthy. Sets off a myriad of flavors.
Overall:Echoes of Hirsch. BB

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Review from bunghole (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1235, Created:20080811162000) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:ABC Store #338 Waynesboro, Virginia.
Purchased for:26.95
Info on this bottle:Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -
Nose:Sweet corn and spice notes: cinnamon, and basil. Butterscotch, and oak in the midsection. Some small wiff of malt, and tobacco linger deep in the mix. A pleasently complex nose that achieves a nice balance.

Classic amber in the glass with good slow legs and viscosity that you would expect from a ten year old.
Taste:Not as complex as the nose, but still presents itself sweetly complex with good balance. Corn; malt, and oak out front in good harmony. Spices, tobacco, and char play fill cords just behind the main trio. All nicely balanced in the mix.
Finish:Natural reverb and delay with slow decay. Nothing digital here. Semi-drying as the finish fades. Just the least tad tannic, but not a big deal. It seems that I have become more sensitive to barrel tannins lately.
Overall:I must admit that I have liked every expression of Eagle Rare that I have ever sampled. I rave about the 17 year old Eagle Rare ultra-small batch bottling in Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection. Every sip brings me closer to heaven. Until recently I had not had pleasure to sample the now discontinued, but once standard 10 year old Eagle Rare 101 proof. A very rare treat indeed that I liked even better than the much more expensive single barrel. A pity that expression is now history, but a rich and tasty history to be remembered.

The Glencairn Glass was used for this review.

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Review from biggroan (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1213, Created:20080729192550)
Purchased at:drinkfinder.co.uk
Purchased for:??28.00 or $60.00
Info on this bottle:usual, as in picture.
Nose:initiallly too much alcahol,but left to breathe, it is quite complex and sweet.
Taste:lots of corn,vanilla and nuts.then comes the spices. this is a nice one.!
Finish:very warm, without being too firey! could drink this all night.!!!
Overall:one of the best single barrel straight bourbons i've ever tasted.I just love it.plenty of fat in it too!.just the way a good bourbon should be. a nice messy glass at the end of the night. 10/10.

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1204, Created:20080724004604)
Purchased at:Cape Cod
Purchased for:$30
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare
Nose:Sandy. Yeasty more than malty. Sea salt and honey. The slightest rye note, gritty.
Taste:Rich and velvety texture, slow growing into subtle earth. Medium burn, semi-dry. Firm oak. Still rather young, but fresh and vibrant. Damn, this is good after being opened for two months, much better than when I first opened it. It has to open...
Finish:Smooth as silk with a touch of dryness. Medium length. It sparks all over the palette.
Overall:I'm hooked. Initially I hated this bourbon with a vengeance. Now after leaving air in the bottle for approximately eight to twelve weeks after opening - I love it. Go figure... during the time I sampled this bottle I was really into spring wheaters and it came across offensive. Not now... this is flowing into big-time character and complexity and changing-up in the glass as I write. Riedel Vinum Tulip is suggested. It's r-e-a-l good with age. BB

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Review from thesfaktor (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1084, Created:20080521211904)
Purchased at:Kenwood Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL
Purchased for:$20
Info on this bottle:Specially Selected by Kenwood Liquors
Nose:Alcohol, Oaky, mild-cinnamon, remnant of burnt almond
Taste:Smooth, Oaky, not-too-sweet, creamy mouth-feel, vanilla cinnamon oak stick
Finish:Smooth, char-almost salty. Thinner feeling mouth feel. This bourbon has a solid body but is not viscous as it covers your mouth. No feeling of sticking to your teeth or the roof of your mouth. With melting ice I get a sense of a little more biting rye flavor. Sadly that fades into a slightly bitter finish.
Overall:For the modest price at Kenwood a person can get better bourbon. I think that this is not noticeably better than distillery companion Buffalo Trace which can be had at Kenwood for $15. A good drink, but not outstanding: similar to my 2.993 law school GPA.

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Review from LogicalFrank (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 702, Created:20070203181223)
Purchased at:Sam's Wine and Spirits
Purchased for:$30
Info on this bottle:Hand Selected by Sam's Wine and Spirits, Batch #2
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:A little tiny bit hot but not to the point where it dilutes my enjoyment severly. Just perks the nose a bit. Aside from that, rather soft and peachy, maybe some oak and cinnamon in the background.
Taste:Very spicy, black pepper flavors are front and center. Some supple fruit flavors play against an overall dryness.
Finish:Light on the palate but fully flavored. A slight burn and some lingering twinges of black pepper.
Overall:A fine whiskey indeed--would be wonderful if not for the slightly exaggerated alcohol presence which I feel kept it from achieving a true depth of flavor.

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Review from kystraightbourbon (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 641, Created:20061112202216) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:The Red Wagon Shoppe
Purchased for:$15
Info on this bottle:Selected &Bottled Exclusively For The Red Wagon Shoppe (375 ml)
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:I found the nose to be of medium intensity (mainly with ethanol and isopropanol) and a bit on the sharp side. It reminded me of a cheaper, lesser aged whiskey. There were hints of maple syrup, roses, honey, vanilla, and ginger.

While the nose was not altogether unpleasant, I felt like I was being teased with the promise of something more, but a something I would never actually receive.
Taste:The entry was soft and light with some mild burn around the edges. I did not find it to be very sweet, but more bitter with a citric acidity. I was mainly overwhelmed by tannins and some nuttiness. I was reminded of drinking grapefruit juice. For me, the flavor just fell flat on its face.
Finish:The finish was almost medium in length. It was here that I detected some vanilla along with some nuttiness, but mainly a drying bitterness. There was some burn (as opposed to warmth) in the chest.
Overall:I was not impressed and extremely disappointed with this selection. It would not have been one that I would have chosen. I couldn't help but think that I was tasting some cheaper bourbon. If this weren't a single barrel, I would probably never buy another bottle again. I would like to hope that other barrels have produced better stuff. So for now I will sit and cherish my bottle of ER 10 year 101 (which I think is great) and pray that they start making it again.

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 487, Created:20060426120027, Updated:20060426122515)
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$28
Nose:A robust nose with many elements. There is an earthy, organic aroma that is reminiscent of peacan shells and dry oak. Also one gets hints of dried fruit (dates?), toasted bread, char, leather, rye, and nuts. The nose is not delicate, but neither is it really assertive.
Taste:The taste is sweeter than the nose promised and it is rich across the whole mouth with a bit of spice that complements the sweetness very well.
Finish:There is an alcohol burn deep in the throat that is somewhat surprising. The finish is very nice, except for the exiting alcohol, with the sweet spicy bourbon flavors hanging around in a most pleasant way.
Overall:Overall an excellent bourbon, but one that in my judgement falls short of greatness. There is an alcohol edge in the finish of this barrel that makes an unwanted appearance. I suspect that another bottle from a different barrel would be superior.

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 377, Created:20060311075022)
Purchased at:Bourbon's Bistro Bar
Purchased for:9.00
Info on this bottle:Standard Single Barrel Bottle
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:Vanilla and floral tones - violets, sweet corn and rye spice - nutmeg. A very complex nose.
Taste:Candy corn and spice with wood oak and cedar. Dark fruit - apricots and cherries.
Finish:Sweet caramel with cinnamon leading into an oak wood finish that is very refreshing.
Overall:Very good neat as an after dinner bourbon.

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Review from mike stark (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 351, Created:20060217084926)
Purchased at:Liquor Barn Louisville, Kentucky
Purchased for:28.00
Info on this bottle:Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Single Barrel
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:You must let this breathe before sniffing. A beautifull nose. Among the best. Sweet caramel and nuts.
Taste:Perhaps the best single barrel on th market today. Warm on the tongue, but not hot. Another bourbon you can let lay in your mouth and savior.
Finish:Simply put, a fine bourbon.
Overall:I keep a bottle in the house all the time. Highly recommended, especially with friends who know good bourbon. Every bourbon lover sshould taste this.

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Review from jbohan (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 177)
Purchased at:Binny's on Grand Ave, Chicago
Purchased for:$21
Info on this bottle:Looks just like the picture above
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:Somewhat understated but gives a hint of good things to come. Hold your hand over the glass for a few seconds and then take a second whiff, more compelxity comes out as the toasty bourbon scent reached your olfactory area.
Taste:Your toungue finds itself in a nice warm gentelman's oak walled bar. You will want to hold it there for quite a while since there is no burning sensation. The full bouquet of vanilla and caramel, with some oakiness does not fade away.
Finish:As with all products from this distillery the finish does not dissapoint, it is very long lasting and the aftertaste is as good as what was on the palate. No burn, just a nice warmth that will rise up the chimney. Take your time drinking this, you want to enjoy each phase.
Overall:$21 for this bourbon ! Unbelievable value ! I will keep this one around to impress my friends that think you have to pay $30 or more for a really good bourbon.
Great looking packaging will stand out on your bar.

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 144) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Gift from the Distillery
Info on this bottle:Standard bottle from liqor store
Proof Of this Bottle:90
Nose:Very complex corn and oak with some cinnamon spice with a hint of fruits - ripe peaches or apricots. What suprises me is the lack of vanilla or caramel.
Taste:Peaches and spice - a whole spice rack full with nutmeg and cinnamon and allspice followed by vanilla and chocolate leading into the fishes. There is no alcohol burn with this drink, just a little warmth that seems to bring out more flavor.
Finish:WOW! This finish is strong and long lasting. It has sweet vanilla and spice at first with a slow transformation to an oaky dryness that is fantastic.
Overall:I have always liked the Eagle Rare 17 yo but this particular bottle of single barrel is out of this world. Unfortunately I do not have the barrel information since it is not listed on the bottle. It is definitely superior to the other Eagle Rare Single Barrel I have tried before. That is the problem with single barrel products - every barrel is going to be a little, or sometimes, greatly different.

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