3rd Edition is 101 Proof

On February second Buffalo Trace Distillery announced the latest in their ultra-aged category, Double Eagle Very Rare (3rd Edition).  Coming in at twenty years old, in a hand-made decanter, and proofed to 50.5% ABV this expression is the epitome of a luxury expression from the Frankfort distillery.  See press release below

Morbi vitae purus dictum, ultrices tellus in, gravida lectus.


John H.


Press Release


February 3rd, 2021

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Feb. 3, 2021) – Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 20-year-old Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, the third release in the series, which was introduced in 2019.

This bourbon slumbered for two decades on the lower floors of Buffalo Trace’s historic warehouses, which is twice as long as the standard 10-year-old Eagle Rare Bourbon.

Luxuriously presented in the same handcrafted package as the previous releases, this release of Double Eagle Very Rare has a notable update to its proof – to 101, a nod to the original proof of Eagle Rare Bourbon when it was first released in 1975.

The two-decades-old bourbon is bottled in a luxurious crystal decanter and arrives in a silver presentation box. The presentation box consists of two sliding doors, imprinted with a design similar to eagle feathers. The sliding doors open to a spotlight of the stunning, hand-blown crystal decanter, which features two sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside of the bottle and one serving as the stopper.

Only 199 of these bottles were produced and each bottle includes an individually numbered letter of authenticity noting it is from this specific collection.

Tasting notes for this 20-year-old bourbon include a nose of dark cherries and creamy caramel, on the palate, dark chocolate, smoked oak and dates, followed by a long, complex finish of cinnamon, anise and oak.

The suggested retail pricing for Double Eagle Very Rare is $2,000; state taxes will vary per market. It will be available starting in February. To watch a video of the production of this bottle click here.

About Eagle Rare Bourbon:
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at Buffalo Trace Distillery, the world’s most award-winning Distillery. Named after America’s emblem, Eagle Rare was created in 1975, as the United States prepared to celebrate its bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Like its namesake, Eagle Rare Bourbon symbolizes the American dream, accomplishment, liberty and reaching higher. Eagle Rare Bourbon is aged ten years and has won a host of awards, including five double gold medals. The Eagle Rare family consists of Eagle Rare Bourbon (10 years old), Eagle Rare 17 Years old, part of the Antique Collection and Double Eagle Very Rare (20 years old).

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1775 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and  Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018” and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world, respectively, in the “Jim Murray Whiskey Bible 2020.” Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies.

Group of men recognizing 2,000,000th barrel (photo: Buffalo Trace Distillery)

To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.

To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit  http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media

Final thoughts…

The closest I have come to getting my sweaty paws on a bottle of Double Eagle Very Rare was, well, actually getting my paws on a bottle.  I wish I could say we opened and drank that bottle, but I was simply tasked with shooting photos for the location that owned it.  I’ve heard rumor that it has since been opened, and I will be lining up to give it a try at some point.  For now, we’ll just have to wait!

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