By Matt Goldstein
The only bourbon ever to win five double gold medals, Eagle Rare Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon is Distilled by Buffalo Trace and owned by parent company Sazerac. For under $25.00, the Eagle Rare 10 Year might be the best buy on the bourbon market. Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, this is possibly our favorite bourbon. Aged for 10 years in charred oak barrels, bottled at 90 proof, the Eagle Rare is exceptionally smooth and perfectly sweet. With all straight bourbons, the Eagle Rare is made by the sour mash method in which some liquid from the previous batch is used to distill the new batch.
The Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review, Taste and Flavor
The Eagle Rare scent is sweet and tangy with notes of corn. Right off the bat at the first taste, it’s excellent bourbon. The flavor has solid sweet notes, strong corn, with hints of honey, oak and grain. Very smooth, slightly dry with a rich, complex and robust mouth feel and finish, the Eagle Rare out performs almost any bourbon. There’s a reason that this bourbon won so many gold medals. We’d prefer a little more bite in a bourbon but the flavor and complexity make up for it tenfold.
The Eagle Rare is an absolute must buy!