Double Eagle Very Rare 20 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey
The Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon is matured twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon. The presentation with this one includes the Double Eagle crystal decanter featuring two beautifully sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, and one serving as the stopper. 299 bottles produced.
Eagle Rare is a historic bourbon brand and is one of the five bourbons included in the award-winning Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Buffalo Trace’s parent company, Sazerac, purchased the Eagle Rare brand from Seagram in 1989, who had developed it in the 1970s to replicate what it felt where the successful motifs used by the Wild Turkey brand. Production of the label was moved to Buffalo Trace when Sazerac acquired the facility in 1992 (then known as Ancient Age).
Released in 2019, this Kentucky straight bourbon is named for the length of its age which at 20 years is double that of the standard Eagle Rare expression. Presented in a stunning decanter which includes two crystal eagles, one inside the bottle and one as the bottle stopper.
This is the Spring 2020 release, bottled at the end of 2019 and one of 499 bottles with certificate of authenticity.
Appearance / Color:
Nose / Aroma / Smell:
It’s a wonderfully balanced nose with vanilla, caramel, and toasted oak notes.
Flavor / Taste / Palate:
The oakiness of a well-aged Bourbon is definitely the star of the show, yet it somehow never oversteps its boundaries, with vanilla, honey, brown sugar, and a hint of white pepper in there.
A pleasant sweetness lingers on the finish with additional vanilla, toffee, and a trace of leather.