2013 Eagle Rare 17 Review

This is one of the five expressions that comprise the limited annual release of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC). This is a 17 year Eagle Rare bottled at 45% ABV.

Nose: Complex profile of cinnamon, leather, thick vanilla, brown sugar, topped with some floral notes toward the end.

Palate: Brown sugar and cloves chased by heavy oak. Consistently herbal throughout.

Finish: Long with lavendar, brown sugar, and medium oak lingering.

Rating: 88/100 – I enjoy this one quite a bit, but typically it’s seen as the least popular of the BTAC releases. A solid, no-frills bourbon.

Value for the money: At retail of $99 (if you can find one), it’s a great bargain. As with the rest of the BTAC lineup, the secondary prices are pretty insane and these usually push $400+ which is an easy pass.

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