Official tasting notes:
The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old ‘First Australian Barrel’ Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 700ml 45%
Australia’s 1st Official Eagle Rare – ‘Rye mash’ barrel pick from Barrel & Batch Co-op.
Region: Frankfort, Kentucky. USA
Bottler: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Barrel type: New Oak
Recipe: Rye Mash 1
Fill Date: April 08, 2010
Bottled: 2021 for Barrel & Batch
The team at Barrel & Batch have hit it out of the ballpark once again with their fist ever, official Australian, Eagle Rare barrel pick.
Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is part of the Buffalo Trace core line that is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavour but with a seemingly individual personality. The sweeping eagle on the bottle represents life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, cornerstones of the true American spirit.
Barrel & Batch comments:
“The tasting notes we were hunting for were all our favourites…
Deep Caramel and Oak, a nice Kentucky chewy or full oily mouth feel. Brown sugar and a touch of vanilla, the upfront flavour to hold and with a lingering finish which gave just a hint of grassiness from the rye.
It gets thrown around that the eagle has evolved and changed over the last 5-6 years. We couldn’t say why, but we like to think our pick is taking it back to the place we all fell in love with it. Looking at the yield, this barrel has suffered through the elements and it’s all the better for it. All that spirit has condensed down to a rich, chewy drop we shan’t soon forget”
And we couldn’t agree more – It’s a cracking bourbon-whiskey that ticks all the right boxes every time!