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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old is a bourbon that has received a lot of praise and is regarded as one of the best bourbons for its price range. Eagle Rare is known for its smooth taste and its woody aroma, which are attributes that it has lived up to throughout my time drinking it.

The first time that I got a chance to try Eagle Rare was when it was still 50% alcohol by volume, instead of the standard 45% that it is today. I was in a bar, saw it sitting on the shelf and although at the time I had never heard of it, I am very aware of it today. It has become a regular sight in my whisky cabinet and I generally drink it when I am looking for something very smooth but cheap enough so that I do not have to break the bank.

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old is easily one of the most complex bourbons that I have had within its price range. You will notice a host of different flavors with each savory sip, that culminate into a beautifully smooth vanilla and black licorice aftertaste that blesses the palate. I personally prefer to drink it undiluted, but it works great in a mix as well.

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old is a bourbon that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a smooth drink, but is working on a budget. It’s effect on the pockets is minimal, and even though I have enjoyed the taste of Eagle Rare for quite some time now, it never seems to loose its full-bodied flavor of rye, vanilla and oak.

Color: Charred Oak Red, telling of its taste.

Nose: Creamy Vanilla with Oak Aroma.

Taste: Full-Bodied Rye and Vanilla.

Want to buy this bourbon? Available in: USA & World (click)UK & Europe (click)

About Ryan

My name is Ryan, and I joined Martin to share my passion about bourbon. I live in America, but enjoy traveling as much as possible, especially to visit bourbon distilleries (of course!). Not only do I enjoy bourbon, but I also love whisky, wine and premium cigars.

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2 Comments

  1. David Black

    May 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I became acquainted with Eagle Rare quite recently, but it has become one of my two-three all-time favorites. I strongly recommend it.

  2. Steven

    November 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I’m from Kentucky and living in Texas. I prefer the taste of the original Eagle Rare. Can’t put my finger on it, but there was something in it that I liked. Would love it if they would bring it back.

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