American Whiskey - Bourbon
Eagle Rare 17yr Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
Eagle 17yr Rare is the oldest label from the Eagle bourbons.These are considered "rye" bourbons in that there is a higher proportion of rye than other bourbons (though all bourbon will have at least 51% corn). This will make it appealing to those who desire a spicier, more robust grain flavor in their whiskey.
While not a competition we officially follow because it's constrained to whisky, the Eagle Rare 17yr won Best North American Whiskey at the venerable and respected Whisky Magazine's 2012 World Whiskies Award.
About the Producer:
One doesn't often think of buffalo in Kentucky but the distillery takes its name from the buffalo path (or "trace") that led to the banks of the Kentucky River in Franklin County. Buffalo Trace Distillery takes pride in the limestone water (being notably free of iron) and good soil conditions for grain. The site has had a working distillery since 1787 but the official Buffalo Trace first began operation in 1857. It obtained one of only four permits offered during Prohibition to maintain production for "medicinal purposes." Today, the distillery sits on a picturesque 119 acres and produces several labels of bourbon.
Buffalo Trace was named Distillery of the Year by the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It was named a national historic landmark in 2013.
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