**Review #719 | /r/Bourbon Review #405 – Eagle Rare 10yr, WB Selection #373, Fall 2017 **
The Schtick: This is a small format bottle of a WB Liquors selection of Eagle Rare 10. Eagle Rare 10 uses Buffalo Trace’s Mashbill 1 mashbill and is aged for 10 years.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 45% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Additional Info: Barrel #373, Fall 2017
Nose: Sweet vanilla, oak, passion fruit, caramel and toffee. Nice tobacco presence.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, no heat. Vanilla, tobacco, oak and pleasant cocoa influence. Lacking a lot of the fruitiness I get in some Eagle Rare 10 iterations, but making up for it in rich dessert richness without overbearing, bitter oak.
Finish: Medium length, faint oak, cocoa and tobacco. Vanilla icing and some mild orange peel are present also. Really interesting.
Overall: Definitely a unique profile for most Eagle Rare 10, this was delicious and interesting all at once. I found myself going to this bottle over and over and over because of how unique it was, and to my dismay, I came to the bottom far faster than I was expecting to.
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