Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.
Sweet, oodles of vanilla, marzipan, candied orange peel and some oak.
Sweet and spicy. Caramel and brown sugar with a buttery texture, tempered by peppery spice and oak.
Much the same as the palate – sweet and spicy. The spice dies quickly leaving that sweet caramel to linger a bit longer. Quite drying.
I’m slowly expanding my palate by sampling more and more bourbons and I’m really enjoying the process. This is no exception – a really enjoyable dram and at 10 years old it’s a well aged bourbon. For those who don’t know whisk(e)y aged in certain countries such as America is said to age quicker than Scotch. This is due to the greater fluctuation in temperatures causing the oak barrels to expand and contract, effectively drawing the whisky through the oak faster than it would do so in the more steady climate of Scotland. This also increases the amount of whisky lost (the angels share). So a whisky aged in America for 10 years losses a lot more to evaporation and takes on more flavour from the oak barrel than a whisky aged for 10 years in Scotland.
It’s also very well priced at around the £36 mark (check it out at House of Malt).
Taken from Rare Eagle Website:
Eagle Rare 10 Year
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. The rareness of this great breed of bourbon is evident in its complex aroma, as well as the smooth and lingering taste. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.
Nose: Complex aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak.
Taste: Bold, dry, oaky flavors with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa.
Finish: Dry and lingering.
“Easily one of the most tactile yet assertive and expressive bourbons I’ve tasted in the last two years; fasten your seatbelts.”
-Paul Pacult, The Spirit Journal