This is a discontinued 10 year Eagle Rare expression that was distilled at Buffalo Trace and bottled at 50.5% ABV.
Nose: Great sweet profile full of thick brown sugar, butterscotch, nutmeg, and the perfect level of oak.
Palate: Sugary oak up front with sweet maple syrup, french vanilla, and caramel.
Finish: Vanilla and cereal notes continue on with charred oak and butterscotch.
Rating: 92/100 – Very solid expression hitting all of the notes I really like in a bourbon.
Value for the money: I haven’t seen one of these sold in awhile, but they are generally a lot less expensive than the NOLA distillery ones. I’d venture to guess this would run $300+ at a minimum currently, and I’d pass at that price. I’d be happy to pay up to $130 retail or so if these were still available.