Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its third 20-year-old Double Eagle Very Rare bourbon.
Originally introduced in 2019 and bottled at 90 proof, this year’s release will be the third edition and delivers the highest proof to date. Bottled at 101 proof (50.5% ABV) this edition will share the same proof as Eagle Rare 17 from the highly sought-after Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) and pays homage to the original proof of Eagle Rare Bourbon when it was first introduced back in 1975.
Presented in a metallic silver box with two sliding doors that reveal a hand-blown crystal decanter which features two crystal eagles, one inside of the bottle and the other serving as the bottle stopper. Inside the box you will also receive an individually numbered letter of authenticity with specific info for this collection.
Tasting notes 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.
We will have to take Buffalo Trace Distillery’s word for it at the moment. We will be sure to report back should we happen to get a taste of this one.
Double Eagle Very Rare is expected to hit shelves this month with a suggested retail price of $2,000. However, with only 199 bottles being released we expect a “Very Rare” chance that this one ends up in our personal collection. Happy hunting!
About Eagle Rare Bourbon
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at Buffalo Trace Distillery, the world’s most award-winning Distillery.
Named after America’s emblem, Eagle Rare was created in 1975, as the United States prepared to celebrate its bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Like its namesake, Eagle Rare Bourbon symbolizes the American dream, accomplishment, liberty and reaching higher. Eagle Rare Bourbon is aged ten years and has won a host of awards, including five double gold medals.
The Eagle Rare 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).
About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1775 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year for 2018 and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world for 2020.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies.
To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.