Eagle Rare 17
Bourbon Name: Eagle Rare 17 Year Old
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
What does the distiller say: “Sip this polished, well-aged whiskey to appreciate why patience is such a virtue.”
Age: 17 Years
Color: ( 92 )
Beautiful, Antique Copper
Nose: ( 91 / 100 )
Mild leather and oak with hints of vanilla and toasted marshmallow
Taste: ( 91 / 100 )
Medium viscosity carries noticeable oak on the front palate giving way to a sweeter mid-palate of orange peels, pears and spice.
Finish: ( 90 / 100 )
The finish is short but nutty with pleasant overtones of pecan mixing with a return of oak and leather.
Overall Rating: ( 91 / 100 ) Buy (If you like a strong showing by the barrel)
The Eagle Rare 17 really didn’t hit the mark for us this year, when compared to its Antique brethren. The barrel was far too prevalent for our tastes, but that will certainly appeal to many (who would likely score it higher for that very reason). While always good, for us, Eagle Rare 17 came in 5th in our Antique Collection comparison this year.