Wednesday Whisky Club - Eagle Rare 17 Years Old

Wednesday Whisky Club - Eagle Rare 17 Years Old

June 13, 2018

This week, we're heading back over the pond to Kentucky. First seen in 1975, Eagle Rare was originally a 101-proof 10 year old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey by Seagram buy has since been acquired by the Sazerack Company.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old | Scotch and Rich

The 17 year old bourbon is rare and precious. Most bourbon matures much faster than this, due to the climate in Kentucky, so age alone attracts a fairly stiff premium. It's probably reaching its peak at 17 and for sheer smoothness has few equals.

Produced in small quantities, there is inevitably a variation from batch to batch but the overall standard is exceptionally high and lovers of great, full-flavoured boubon looking for well balanced maturity are unlikely to fell disappointed.

Colour: Depp, rich, copper gold.

Nose: Honey, caramel and marzipan.

Taste: Lots of weight and body; sweetness then orange and vanilla fudge.

Finish: Extended finish, surprisingly drying to the end.