Eagle Rare via Maine Spirits
Today we’re looking at a single barrel selection from a product that isn’t actually offered as a single barrel. While the batches for Eagle Rare aren’t big (at all) it’s still cool to see how a single barrel from their stock performs.
REVIEW & TASTING NOTES
This was a 2020 selection done by Maine Spirits. While 90 proof offerings aren’t always exciting to bourbon connoisseurs–it’s important to note what this product does offer. Namely, a ten year age-stated small batch bourbon that’s somewhat readily available for just over $30 (at least in my market). To that end, it would need to be pretty bad in order for me to pass it by. Thankfully it’s not! This selection drinks incredibly easy (as one may expect for 45% ABV) but carries a great fruity profile that’s backed up by all ten years it spent in new charred oak. This selection isn’t a major deviation from the Eagle Rare profile–but I don’t consider that to be a bad thing at all. The prominent dark cherry and mild hint of spice compliment it nicely and it’s actually very very good on the nose. All in all I dig this one and I’m glad I picked it up.
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