Eagle Rare 17 (2006)
Added on Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 05:20 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 17 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1988 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $70 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes

Nose:  Caramel candies, roses, Bourbony goodness, very nice nose.

Palate:  The subtlety of the nose is lost in the palate, which is a bit hot for the abv.  The flavors are fairly indistinct, typical bourbon flavors, some oak, less sweet than you might imagine and a bit bitter actually.

The finish is nice with some of the herbaceous flavors returning.  


The nose and finish are nice, but the palate is a bit of a let down.   

N: Big sharp rye, more resinous than floral, with some maple syrup and oak tannins.  And some orange candy notes set up expectations of sweetness.
P: Floral notes hit first, but followed through with that sweetness tipped off by the nose...
F: ...which continues to build into the finish.  Lingering taste of a Cinnabun.  Some tasty spice comes back on the exhale too.
A real nice bourbon, great balance of rye spice and sweetness. 
Laundry fabric.  (I don't know what this note means, but I made it, maybe fabric softener) 
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