Finally, the first tasting note to the Buffalo Trace Bottle-Share! I have been incredibly busy over the last couple of weeks, which meant that I hadn’t had the time to taste any of them until last week. Eagle Rare 17, the upgraded bourbon from their standard Eagle Rare 10.
Cigar tobacco, banana, toasted oak. A very warming scent comes from your glass with vanille and cinnamon. Also caramel and sweet dough. After a few minutes it does get a bit more crisp. Very, very nice!
The taste is very full and creamy. There is a lot going on with more of the tastes I expected after giving this a good smell. Cinnamon sticks, sweet with a little pepper. Baked apples, and apple pie.
This is the first spot in tasting this whiskey that I have some comments. All the usual bourbon flavours are present, and they’re all very good. But, for some reason, its just not that special. The smoothness, the spices, the tartiness, its all there, but not as pronounced and it doesn’t really add anything new. Still, very good, but just not stellar.
Eagle Rare, 17yo, 45%, available sporadically for about 100 euros.
Overal experience: 9
Total: 36 points