Our latest single barrel has arrived. This time we’ve hand selected barrel of Eagle Rare, the 10 year offering from buffalo trace distillery. You may be asking yourself, “what makes this Eagle rare single barrel special?” because you already know that all eagle rare is “single barrel” which means each barrel is bottled and not batched together like a “small batch”. Well what makes our barrel frickin’ awesome is that it was bottled using Buffalo Traces Mash Bill #2. Boooom, I just blew your mind.
Now let me explain. Buffalo Trace uses mainly 2 mash bills; a mash bill being the components of grains used and must be over 51% corn to be considered bourbon. Mash Bill #1 is low in rye (I’ve heard less than 10%) and is used to make their name sake bourbon Buffalo Trace, the regular Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, George T Stagg, and Stagg Jr. Mash Bill #2 is higher in rye (I’ve heard around 15%) and is used to make Elmer T Lee, Rock Hill Farms, Blanton’s and Hancock’s Reserve.
Now with that said our Eagle Rare is Mash Bill #2….hold up…. the regular eagle rare from mash bill #1….yup. Stop by and pick up a super limited bottle of a high rye Eagle Rare that similar to Rock Hill Farm for $10 less.
Aged: 10years & 2 Months
Color: Medium Amber to Deep Mahogany
Aroma: Spiced apple maple caramel with a touch of bitter orange peel and mint.
Taste: Sweetness of corn, apples, bitter charred wood and a long lingering spice finish.