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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Single Barrel

A Kentucky Thoroughbred

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@OJKReview by @OJK

6th Sep 2010


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose, Taste, Finish and Balance are graded out of 2.5 each:

Nose: A restrained depth immediately hits you upon first nosing of this bourbon, an enveloping aroma of honeycomb, banana and vanillas, with even a hint of caramelised orange peel and fortified flowers. Mesmerising. 2.5

Taste: The delivery is full and weighty, enticing you to just chew away to your heart's content. Voluptuous vanillas and deluxe candy floss are serenaded by a sumptuous spice from the rye, while the oak offers an earthy balance from which a few more subtle banana notes can still work their magic. 2.5

Finish: A lingering spice explosion is delivered in gradual instalments, slowly expanding until your whole palate is submerged in rye. As the dust settles we can start to make out hints of dried banana and a marmalade made from the caramelised orange peel encountered on the nose. 2.0

Balance: This bourbon has all the allure of a svelte thoroughbred racehorse, an intoxicating combination of power and grace, delivered with impeccable precision and restraint. This certainly ranks amongst the finest bourbons I have had the pleasure of tasting. 2.0

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LeFrog commented

I always look forward to your reviews @OJK - they are very well balanced in their own right.

13 years ago 0

dbk commented

Indeed, @OJK, you write a great review. I'm glad to see another strong showing for Eagle Rare SB. It's one of my favourites for the price.

13 years ago 0

OJK commented

@LeFrog: Many thanks for that, very much appreciated! I also want to complement you on your name - embarrassingly the wordplay only dawned on me after a few weeks (not my finest hour). Are you actually french?

@dbk: Many thanks to you as well - and I totally agree that the Eagle Rare 10 presents potentially the best quality to value ratio for a premium bourbon. I in fact just read your review of it, and can't believe we both got exactly the same note of caramelised orange peel! Always great when you find other people picking up the same smells and flavours.

13 years ago 0

LeFrog commented

Cheers @OJK. About as English as it gets I'm afraid :)

13 years ago 0

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