Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky introduced us to its 20-year-old Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon in 2019. Now in its 3rd release this two decade old bourbon is bottled at 101 proof and comes in a unique hand-blown bottle.
This special edition is aged the standard 10-year-old Eagle Rare Bourbon. The company has gone all out on the packaging side of this bourbon using the same handcrafted package as the previous releases. What is new in this release is the update to its proof – to 101 which actually takes the brand back to the original proof of Eagle Rare Bourbon when it was first released in 1975.
20 Year Old Eagle Rare Tasting Notes
Tasting notes provided by the company for this 20-year-old bourbon include a nose of dark cherries and creamy caramel, on the palate, dark chocolate, smoked oak and dates, followed by a long, complex finish of cinnamon, anise and oak.
Custom Packaging Features Hand-Blown Glass Crystal
The two-decades-old bourbon is bottled in a luxurious crystal decanter and arrives in a silver presentation box. The presentation box consists of two sliding doors, imprinted with a design similar to eagle feathers. The sliding doors open to a spotlight of the stunning, hand-blown crystal decanter, which features two sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside of the bottle and one serving as the stopper. Only 199 of these bottles were produced and each bottle includes an individually numbered letter of authenticity noting it is from this specific collection.
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Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was created in 1975 as the United States prepared to celebrate its bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Eagle Rare Bourbon symbolizes the American dream, accomplishment, liberty and reaching higher. Eagle Rare Bourbon family consists of Eagle Rare Bourbon – 10 years old, Eagle Rare – 17 Years old, part of the Antique Collection and Double Eagle Very Rare – 20 years old.
All this age and beauty come at a price. The 2021 release of Double Eagle Very Rare Kentucky Straight bourbon will set you back $100 for each year of its age with a suggested retail price of $2,000 per bottle. It will be available starting in February.