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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

(70cl, 45%)

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bottling Note

10 year old bourbon from the Buffalo Trace distillery in a new 70cl bottle. This stuff is great and good value for money too.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Toasted oak gives way to flamed orange peel and maple syrup.

Palate: Honey, buttered bread, oily walnuts and a touch of red fruit.

Finish: Vanilla, oak spice and a little bit of old leather.

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Reviews

Why the hate?

I've had my fair share of bourbons, they are either a little brittle, or a little to potent on the normal wood notes or sweetness, the balance of this little gem though? Damn near perfect. If you want a good sipping bourbon that doesn't compound but gentle waves over the flavours, this would be a mighty fine choice. Highly recommended.

16th July 2018

No.

Not my thing at all. Tastes like drinking fermented violin rosin juice. No. No and no. I do not like this. Wood is a good taste accessory to whisky but one should not drink wood juice and call it whiskey.

5th July 2018

Good but overpriced bourbon for what it is

As others said, the nose is very promising, but palate is disappointingly flat in comparison, towards a drier finish that somewhat is not matching the nose. Tame, or better, well behaved on a verge of being bleak.
What I really liked about it was how approachable it is at 45%, very friendly neat, no burn for the seasoned bourbon fan.
Yes, the age statement is fine and 10 years in oak barrel is long enough for bourbon to develop, but it's just not my taste profile. I really wanted to enjoy it big time so I approached it with a lot of positiveness but drinking it I was thinking about other, better and cheaper bourbons I had a chance to taste to date.
It costs 50 euro in Ireland, way overpriced for what it is. It is a well made bourbon and you can tell the quality but not worth my money I'm afraid.

3rd May 2018

Terribly disappointing

Can't believe all the reviewers mentioning how smooth this was. Been running down the aisle at the local labor store and so far this bottle is the closest to paint thinner I've found. Ok as a mixer with plenty of mix but evil to drink neat.

28th April 2018

Never without.

Just ordered another bottle, I’m never without this in my collection. Couldn’t recommend it more.

6th April 2018

Smooth but bland

I'm afraid I must agree with some of the other criticisms of this bourbon. As a mixer, fine, but just a bit too bland to be drunk neat. Now don't get me wrong, it certainly is smooth but a tad inoffensive.

The nose starts off relatively promising. Faint aromas of melon and honey to begin with and unmistakable oak. However, the palate leaves much to be desired. Goes down smooth but leaves very little on the tongue. Lasting oak and then.... more oak. Vanilla? Perhaps I was looking for a spicier kick, typical of many other bourbons.

5th April 2018

Cracking Bourbon

This stuff is brilliant. Real winner for the money. My go to bourbon. Nothing really compares for sub £35 in the Kentucky bracket. Buy if your a bourbon fan!

2nd March 2018

Excellent

Tried it last night for the first time and I agree with the majority of the reviewers, it’s a great bourbon...I’ve just ordered two bottles!

27th February 2018

Good, but not worth the bump in price

This is a smooth, varied bourbon that is quite pleasant to drink. It's primary problem is that it's really not any better than it's cheaper brother in Buffalo Trace. Produced by the same distillery, this just doesn't add enough to warrant the jump.

5th February 2018

Great in every sense.

One of the best BOURBONS I've ever tried, the taste, palate,finish absolutely perfect in every way as far as my taste buds are concerned.

30th January 2018

Good, really good, great taste even, but not quite hearty.

Nice Bourbon! It's a little wimpy, but it's not objectionable. I usually have a dram of Whistlepig 10 year rye after a long day. I got this as a gift. It's nice, but I didn't have a bit of a "where's the beef" moment when the glass was emptied. Good flavors...just not quite enough for me.

I'm wondering if it's possible to not give 5 stars? Hmmm.....

Got one word...Blanton's!

23rd January 2018

Top drop

Not many bourbon have this many reviews here. The reason for that is the high quality drink you can purchase for under £40. Smooth as silk, nice long finish. Not as rough as Elijah, so depends what you are looking for. If you want a smooth sipper that doesn't blow your head off, you should give it a go. I prefer Blanton's, so ER takes the very best to beat it. If you like Woodford, Michters or Rebel Yell, you should try it.

21st January 2018

Two thumbs up...👍👍

As a single malt scotch drinker I wanted to break away and try some different whiskey. My brother in law brought this up from Tenn. and I’ve fully enjoyed it. Definitely a ‘sweeter’ and ‘flavorful’ tasting drink. I will purchase again and enjoy it as one of my favorite bourbons to sip. Love the flavors of each taste!

14th January 2018

Stunning

Massively sweet, honeyed opening, lead onto a rich, thick, spicy taste. Velvety feel with a long, lightly oaked finish.

One of the best bourbons out there, especially at its price. A stunner.

Serve over the largest ice you have.

23rd December 2017

Sorry

I hate it. Too thin and cloyingly sweet, even for a bourbon. This gets rave reviews from everyone else, and I've heard they have tremendous variation, so maybe I got a bad batch. Now I'm hesitant to try any other Buffalo Trace Distillery products.

20th October 2017

Excellent

Excellent bourbon

27th August 2017

Yeah

Smooth. Spicy and Manly

12th August 2017

Not a high-flier

I'm primarily a single-malt Scotch drinker but have tried out a few bourbons over the past few years. Eagle Rare is the latest. In short, it doesn't do much for me. People comment about how smooth it is, but I find it to be just plain bland. I much prefer Elijah Craig, even without the age statement. It's a touch sweeter and a has a lot more of what I'll call personality. It's definitely bigger and bolder than Eagle Rare, which I gather to be mostly for people who like to mix their spirits and admire fancy bottles. I like my whisky neat, and the Eagle doesn't fly with me. Too bad. I was hoping to find a viable alternative to my benchmark bourbon. I will keep looking.

11th August 2017

Not as good as it was......

I was a huge fan of Eagle Rare, my first bottle was a life changing moment. It really opened up my palette, and gave me a greater appreciation for Bourbon. However, since changing from hand bottling to machine it has lost its subtle flavours and an the overriding taste is now very herbiscous, like fresh cut grass. Gone is the subtle, sweet, lingering after taste. Gone is the cherry, oak and mild caramel taste. Such a shame and a real example of how increasing production can have a negative effect on a great product.

19th July 2017

Lovely Stuff from across the Atlantic

Excellent Bourbon release. Would highly recommend to Sherry Speyside fans. To me, it reminds me or a more mature version of Aberlour A'bunadh. Similar taste profile when diluted down to the mid forties.

It has a lovely short and satisfying finishing that just makes you want more.

Bravo Eagle Rare!

14th June 2017

Keep coming back!

Quite simply this is 10/10 for me! I have been sampling bourbons for a few years now and I keep coming back to this one. I even bought Jim Murrays best rye in the world and 2nd best whisky in the world 2016 (Pikesville 6 Year Old 110 Proof Straight Rye) and I still preferred the Eagle rare any day of the week. It’s just got the balance between the flavours perfect. The Pikesville is just not as smooth. Trying to recall what I have had, Woodford, Tin cup, Elijah Craig, Bulleit, Makers mark, Makers 46, Pikesville 6yr, Four roses and more. Eagle Rare wins for me, I just hope they keep producing this quality sipper.

27th December 2016

Top of the range

In its price range, as good as it gets.

6th July 2016

Short but still great stuff

This was my 2nd bourbon and in its defense it followed arguably the best bourbon I've had to date (Woodford Reserve) so I chose not to penalize it so much and to just take it for what it's worth. It's a solid bourbon. There are traces of citrus on the palate and bites like a tiger at first. It's in no way harsh though. Having bite isn't a negative. When it's accompanied by a short finish it can be, because once the bite loosens up and the finish lingers on, it really makes you want that 2nd sip. This had both; saber tooth bite and a short finish, which was sort of a bummer. It has arguably one of the coolest bottles (wine shaped) and graphics.

9th March 2016

Good taste for the price.

A very solid Bourbon, not as special as some single barrels, but very good none the less. For the price there is very little better.

25th February 2016

Superb Value

I was initially enticed by the bottle design. When I got home and poured my first glass over a single ice cube I was hooked. This is an excellent bourbon whose quality far exceeds the price paid. Slightly sweet with an nice hint of spice and oak. This is a great sipping bourbon. It would probably be good with a mixer, but I just couldn't do that. I prefer mine with a single ice cube or a small splash of water. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a quality sipping bourbon.

30th January 2016

Simply the best bang for your buck

Eagle Rare drinks far better than any other bourbon in the high $20/low $30 range, and even better than some of the more expensive bourbons. Flavors of oak, vanilla, and caramel dominate with a crisp and full bodied finish. Absolutely fantastic.

4th January 2016

Gordon Wright

From the first I was hooked.It was a Christmas gift in 2010 and repeated again this year. Far too long to wait.

28th December 2015

This Beer Blog: https://thisbeerblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/eagle-rare-10-year-old-45/

On nosing the whisky is very sweet with notes of fudge and toffee jumping out of the glass straight of the bat. This is followed by notes of dry wood and cinnamon through the middle of the aroma. The nose is finished off by hints of cumin, sweet malt and banana.

On tasting there are again sweet notes of toffee, fudge and almond but this is balanced out hits of alcohol. Through the middle the softer spice notes become more prominent with hits of cinnamon and cardamom flooding the middle of the taste. The taste finishes with notes of wood, pine and a bitter almost herbal note.

The finish is long with a lingering sweetness and a soft alcoholic note.

Truly complex and fantastically well balanced this is an American whiskey worth looking out for!

8th September 2015

Very good

Have been a fan of Buffalo Trace for a while, but never tried this before.

First sniff gives you hints of caramel and mixed spice, almost like a Christmas pudding. It's really dry, with hints of orange and a very subtle hit of vanilla coming through.

It's smooth, but it's got an edge to it that gives it a kick.

Very happy with this.

14th August 2015

Exquisite

Incredibly rich, not too sweet but with an almost burnt caramel flavour. Absolutely marvelous drink.

13th August 2015

Absolutely Superb!

Never heard of this before but was recommended it by a bloke in the Whisky shop in Soho and it does not disappoint. I only ever drink bourbon neat and this is absolutely superb - just the right side of smooth but with incredibly complex flavours. You can savour a small amount or drink glass after glass and still come to it as though you were tasting it for the first time. Wonderful.

10th May 2015

yum

This has been my favorite bourbon for the past couple months. Prefer 1 ice cube over a whisky stone as the melted ice opens up more of the sweet flavors in this particular drink. Definitely flavorful, and for the price (locally can get it for $28.99) you can't go wrong.

3rd March 2015

Changed Recipe...Lower Quality

This used to be one of the best bourbons on the market for the price. Complex, leather and toasted vanilla on the palate, real depth. Sometime in 2014 Buffalo Trace distillery changed the recipe and made this a small batch instead of a single barrel. This decreased the flavor depth and complexity by a long shot. Of course the price has stayed more or less the same and no indication of the change appears anywhere on the bottle. Bad form.

18th January 2015

Its called Eagle Rare for a reason

I had to go to three liquor stores before finding a bottle of Eagle Rare. I found the nose to be very sweet with hints of vanilla and fruit. The taste was similar to the nose being sweet with a smooth yet spicy finish. This was my favorite bourbon until I got midway through the bottle. I'm not sure if it was the bottle itself or the fact that I put it in the freezer for a couple days, but on New Years this bottle lost all its flavor and tasted like rubbing alcohol. This is certainly a bourbon worth trying, but I don't think I will risk buying another.

14th January 2015

Superb

I think that this has to be one of the best Bourbon's on the market - and to think that I can buy a bottle for under £40...well thats like Christmas everyday!

Buffalo Trace have really done themselves proud here - and yes, their Stagg line is their higher end signature batch, but the Stagg Jr for example has completely different tasting notes. Eagle Rare is rich and dry with lovely tasting notes which work well on its own, but equally good in an Old Fashioned with Orange and Orange Bitters. In fact, it is my Bourbon of choice for both an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan when I'm not using a heavy Rye.

Enjoy...and enjoy again!

5th November 2014

Lovely Stuff

I'm usually more of a scotch drinker but like to give anything a try. Ordered a sample of this and am not disappointed. Very smooth stuff.

I will definitly be ordering a bottle.

28th October 2014

Spectacular Bourbon!

I discovered this bourbon while touring the Buffalo Trace distillery. They distill a lot of great bourbons and this has become one of my favorites. It is smooth, but full of flavor. I drink it on a single ice cube and it is perfect! You won't be disappointed in this bourbon.

16th October 2014

Balanced and smooth

I drink it neat. A great whiskey doesn't need ice, or a mixer. It has an even, long finish, and a very balanced and smooth front note. It has quickly become my favorite.

Frank

15th April 2014

Right up to expectations

We don't have a lot of American whiskies sold here in Estonia, so when I saw this today in one of Tallinn's best liquor stores, I didn't think too long. Having tried all kinds of Scotch for about a year, I had longed for a good entry into bourbon world for quite a while. And I think this is as good an entry as it gets. At first it felt spicier than I had expected, but that was probably just my tongue getting used to it. The 2nd and 3rd sip were already perfectly balanced and now I'm on my 4th glass. Very smooth and easy to drink, yet you feel that it is special stuff. Nice long vanilla aftertaste. Definitely a good buy.

4th April 2014

Excellent Bourbon!

Smooth, smooth, smooth, and incredibly delicious, lots of Vanilla and caramel with smoke at the end, Angel light on the tongue, an absolutely beautiful sipping whiskey, one of my favourites

30th December 2013

Very good

Excellent and smooth. Got it for $20, will buy again.

3rd September 2013

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