Wednesday 19 April 2017

Eagle Rare 10 & Single Barrel for BrewDog Reviews

Hi everyone,

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
Body: Medium/Full
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
Body: Medium
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
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

Full Disclosure Disclaimer: I currently work as a Brand Ambassador for Penderyn Distillery. The views expressed here are purely my own and do not reflect the views of Penderyn Distillery or The Welsh Whisky Company. I try to maintain as much objectivity as I can but feel free to take my reviews with as big a pinch of salt as you like. Furthermore, my rating scale is NOT based on a Parker type wine scoring scale or a school/college/university % or A-F grade score. You can find more on my scoring here. I apologise for any seemly low or 'bad' scores given with my system and am sorry I can't say only nice things. Please keep in mind that I am ethically compromised and am unable to produce 100% unbiased reviews.

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