Review #8 - Eagle Rare

Today sucked, it sucked enough I decided I deserved a whiskey when I got home. Something less complex than work was, so bourbon. Can the Eagle deliver?

Nose: Orange zest, caramel, oak, marshmallow.

Palate: Toasty brown sugar, corn sweetness, cherries jubilee, vanilla and oak, slightly peppery.

Finish: Medium. Toffee and charred oak.

Verdict: Simple but good. I wish it had a bit more depth, but overall the flavors are there. The cherry note in the middle of the palate is fun. Nothing stands out enough to make this worth the money to me, but it's sure as hell not bad in any way.

Would I buy this: No, probably not again. It's not enough better than the Buffalo Trace regular to warrant the 15 bucks extra it costs here. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good bourbon. But I usually only keep one bottle of bourbon in the house, and when this is gone, it's probably going to be something else.
(Author's Note: I don't only keep one bottle of bourbon in the house anymore. Not by a long shot. Man, it's been a while since I wrote this review! I'd also pick this over regular BT pretty easily these days. 15 bucks was a lot more of my whiskey budget back then.)

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Absolutely.

Rating: ★★★★


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