Eagle Rare

2018 Antique Collection

ABV 50.5%
REVIEWED Issue 156
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Brand: Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace
Expression: 2018 Antique Collection
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 156
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Plenty of oak, creamy coconut and vanilla ice cream. Hints of dried red chilli. Then candied orange peel, marmalade and pancakes with maple syrup. Saddle leather.
Palate: The sweetness holds with acacia honey on white toasted bread. Linseed oil notes and walnut skins. That orange citrus edge is here with raspberry jam.
Finish: Soft and fairly gentle, pretty long with vanilla and oak spices showing their hand.
Comment: A stunner, well balanced and all in good order.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Toasted pistachio, marshmallows and foam bananas, with just a hint of white pepper. Notes of cut grass are followed by baked green apples and vanilla custard.
Palate: White pepper dominates and there’s a gorgeous balance of orchard fruits, wood polish, pine cones and mixed herbs.
Finish: A chalky texture lengthens the finish with fresh herbal notes, pistachio and pear skin.
Comment: All the goodness of autumn, squeezed perfectly into a whisky bottle.
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Buffalo Trace Distillery, 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 619, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky, USA
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