Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey, Eighties Lawrenceburg Bottling
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey
Eighties Lawrenceburg Bottling
Firstly, This exceptionally rare 10 year old Eagle Rare Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey was produced at the Old Prentice distillery in Lawrenceburg and bottled, we believe due to the code on the bottle base, in 1983.
Filled from new charred American white oak at 45% ABV, this Bourbon was bottled for the Italian market and comes with the original box – which has picked up a few minor creases along the way, see image.
Eagle Rare claim that their process of picking barrels is so particular that only one barrel in every 37 laid down is judged fine enough to be bottled and sold.
Brand: Eagle Rare
Style:Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Cask:Charred American White Oak
Bottler:Old Prentice Distillery
There you go, the apparently meaningless C-word is starting to strike. Should we get our guns? Colour: deep gold. Nose: really soft, easy, pretty aromatic, but there are quite some pencil shavings and other oaky notes. Café latte and overripe apples and pineapples, plus geranium and oranges. Certainly not unlikable.
Mouth: a really soft arrival, with even a little strawberry jam, but then the oak comes out. Sawdust and vanilla. It’s not some drying oak, though. Then more vanilla, vanilla cake, vanilla fudge… It’s all simple, but very quaffable. Finish: rather short, sweet, easy, soft. Comments: it’s really soft, it’s almost fruit juice. I wouldn’t say it’s very interesting, but the price is fair and, again, it goes down a treat