Review #414 | /r/Bourbon Review #236 – Eagle Rare 10 (#Nashville Pick)
Gaze, once again, upon one of the most majestic birds in existence. Truly the star of the google search: “rarest eagle ever” and a quick and easy curation of the google results. It also appears he has a sick ass hairdo, so that’s pretty cool too.
The Schtick: Buffalo Trace. Mashbill 1. 10yrs Aging. 45% ABV. Generally plentiful and inexpensive. What is not to love?
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 45% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Source: /r/scotchswap sample
Nose: Cocoa. Bananas. Passion Fruit. Weirdly like bananas foster mixed with vanilla, caramel, cocoa. Delicious smelling.
Taste: Thicker than usual mouthfeel but hella unique. Bit hot. Lots of big oaky tannins, vanilla and caramel are really prominent here. I notice the heat here more but the flavor is also really jacked up. Big passion fruit mixed with Werthers caramels. Much richer. Mmmm
Finish: Medium and oaky, dry. Sweet fruits are here when the dryness fades.
Overall: Well, balls. This is a really unique pick and it strays from the “typical” ER10 profile I’ve picked up on over time (and many bottles). I understand that ER10 is still pretty much a single barrel product but this might be the most unique pick that I’ve had. I really like the bigger, brasher flavors and the mouth feel is pretty improved over the usual. Not to say the usual is bad, by any stretch, but this is something else. Big fan here.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists