Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 70cl
A rare Straight Bourbon from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This premium Bourbon is produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. This is the oldest continuously operating distillery in America.... so they know a thing or two about producing Bourbon Whiskey!
The American bald eagle symbolised on the front gives an indication as to the contents of the bottle. This bird of prey is the symbol of American freedon and independence. It symbolises the rarity of the Bourbon, released only in limited quantities, and known as one of America's best bourbons. In fact it is the only Bourbon to receive a Double Gold medal five times at the renowned World Spirits Competition in San Francisco!
There are a number of requirements for a Bourbon to be labelled as a 'straight bourbon'. They need to have been aged for a minimum of two years (and if under four, the age must be shown), and not have any added colouring, flavouring or other spirits. Eagle Rare has been aged for at least ten years, with each barrel being carefully selected
This attention to detail, and long ageing process ensures that this is definitely a rare, and delicious Bourbon. It has a complex nose, with delicious aromas of toffee - joined by hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, and warming leather and oak.
On the palate the taste is dry and bold. A delicate touch of red fruits and honey rounds out the candied almonds and distinctive rich cocoa. It finishes with lingering flavours of vanilla and more spice from the oak.
Whilst this is easy to enjoy as you would most bourbons, we liked this with just a dash of water. This seemed to open up the flavours - and brought the drink alive.