I’m back again with another rare Bourbon review from me. Not that the Bourbon is rare, it’s rare for me to try Bourbon.
Generally because I’m much more of a Scotch person. Not so much Bourbon. There’s only a handful of Bourbon’s I’ve scored in the 70’s and the best has got 80/100. Why? Because I’m super harsh and love people not comprehending my scoring.
One of the Bourbons I do like is Eagle Rare, and I tried a new version just a few days ago so I’ve posted both:
Eagle Rare 10 45%
Colour: Dark Bronze
Nose: Quite intense. All on fresh mint, intense vanilla and toffeed oak. Vanilla ice cream, fragrant oakiness. Quite sweet and whisky liqueur-y.
Taste: Creamy going quite intense. Fragrant oak, fresh mint, creamy toffee and burnt caramel. Vanilla pods, a herbal note, juicy fruit and a sour note- Plum?, herbal spice and astringent bitter charcoal. Works very well!
Finish: Medium/Long length. More floral and fragrant oak with toffee and vanilla ice cream.
I liked this. Can really compete with the Scotch’s at this level for me.
Eagle Rare Single Barrel for BrewDog 45%
Colour: Dark Bronze
Nose: Much ‘darker’ than the original. Soft dark caramel, great coffee, dark chocolate and biscuit, herbal and spicy notes with a bit of spicy jalapeño, light perfumed oak and a little fruit in the background.
Taste: Soft, oak first, lots of dry oak, building rye and oak spices then those ‘darker’ flavours really come through. Dark chocolate and nice black coffee.
Finish: Medium/Long. Chocolatey spices linger nicely, chili chocolate maybe.
Barrel 307. This is good, really excellent nose but it’s very intense on the oak.
Thanks for reading!
American Whiskey Reviews #10-#11
Whisky Network Reviews #384-#385
Network Average: 74.5
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 44
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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