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Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
13
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1993
Bottled
Fall 2011
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
26 Nov 2011 4:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 979,79

2 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Eagle Rare 17-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, spicy (cinnamon, ginger), fruity (berries, cherries), aniseed, coffee, grassy
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity (cherries, bananas, oranges), gingerbread, marshmallows, tobacco, leather
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, oaky, spicy, bitter, herbs

  2. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The fall 2011 incarnation of Eagle Rare 17 year old was distilled in the spring of 1993. The Eagle Rare 2011 was bottled from a selection of 24 barrels which during their maturation had lost almost 53% of the original spirit to evaporation.

    The Eagle Rare 17 year old is considered by some as the poorer cousin of the Antiques collection. Yet the 2011 bottling has caught many critics off guard with this fantastically complex, smooth and elegant whiskey. Indeed, this whiskey won a swathe of medals at the World whiskey Awards including World’s best American Whiskey and Best American Bourbon (8 years or older).

    The fall 2011 bottling offers a deft balance of oak that is typical of this bourbon while delivering bolder floral rye notes and corn sweetness. A nuanced spirit, this bourbon is not the extreme tasting experience that the other antique collection bottlings offer but rather a subtle, sophisticated and almost aristocratic whiskey. A refined bourbon with outstanding finesse that should have a place on every bourbon drinker’s shelf.

    "This deep, burnished-gold whiskey has a somewhat fragrant nose and the aromas develop an almost wine-like character, with a hint of almonds lurking in the backdrop. The body is big and silky and the palate is far spicier than the nose leads you to believe, but there are also violet notes here, along with a touch of caramel and a hint of old leather. The finish is very leathery and very long."
    -Wine Enthusiast Magazine 96 pts

  3. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of my Favorite Kentucky Bourbons. This 17 yr old is power packed and

    loads of flavor. This is a well spoken of bourbon by many and I love

    the vibrant palate and explosive finish. Lots of cherry, brown sugar and

    cinnamon.

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