Eagle Rare 17 (2011)
Added on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 07:26 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 18 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1993 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: N/A Region: Kentucky
  Price: $80 Availability: Better Stores
Distilled Spring 1993    Bottled Fall 2011
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose:  sweet corny bourbon through and through.
Palate:  Starts sweet with some caramel and vanilla and a bit of sourness toward the end.
Finish:  Zinfandelish with pine cones.

Pretty typical Eagle Rare 17 profile.  Nice but not great. 

N: A rather pleasant nose - sweet notes of corn and a slightly floral note of rye. Reasonable wood balance, certainly not overoaked. Slight hint of white pepper; slight hint of black cherries and the faintest whisper of mashmallow. Maple syrup light, and a bit of cedar and pine. 


P: Light and gradually warming. Nice corn sweetness; moderate oak, faint hint of vegetal corn. Floral rye, and a dusting of white pepper.


F: Short-ish. Not bold or lasting. Sweetness comes to the forefront; wood and pepper. A bit of black tea tannins.


I really like the nose, but the palate and finish are lightweight for me in this profile. I think this could be great at 100 proof. Better than the 2010 by a mile. 

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