Review #503 | /r/Bourbon Review #286 – Eagle Rare 10yr Discount Pick
The Schtick: This is a local store pick, from Discount Liquors in Wisconsin. Eagle Rare 10 year is often a well priced, well aged, solid product. It’s one of my go to’s and trying store picks is always an activity of interest to me.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 45% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Mashbill: BT Mashbill #1 (Low Rye)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Sweet honey, caramel. Loads of vanilla and butter cream. There’s some nice allspice, and a little bit of guava/passionfruit.
Taste: Thick and rich, super fruity here which blends very nicely with some oak. There’s faint melon, vanilla and caramel. The balance is really striking – fruity and sweet one moment and then the spice and oak balance in the next.
Finish: Medium with lots of maple.
Overall: This is a really unique pick and one I enjoyed thoroughly. Some recent ER10 picks I’ve tried were heavy on the oak but this is balanced very well. It’s been one of my favorite that I’ve tried so far this year.
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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 | Perfect | Perfect