This is part 2 of my kind of H2H between Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare 10yo. Now, don't get me wrong, I have higher expectations for this. The only reason I'm having both tonight is because they are both BT mash bill #1, which is a low rye mash bill (10% rye?). Neat pour.
Nose: Quite Oaky, reese's peanut butter cups, brown sugar. This and KCSB are now the two most oak forward noses I've had grace my nostrils.
Palate: Pretty standard bourbon. Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, dark cherry, chocolate, oaky. Fairly rich. Some dark fruits as well. Figs, blackberry, raisins maybe?
Finish: Oaky finish of medium length.
Overall: Above average bourbon at a decent price ($34.99+tax). Good, not great. Better than standard Buffalo Trace. It's much richer and full bodied with a bit more complexity. However, at similar price, I prefer Elijah Craig small batch over this, but not by much.