sweet
vanilla
almonds
leather
orange zest
spicy notes
honey
cinnamon
citrus
Spiral Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

Eagle Rare
10 Year Old
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Honey gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Complex aromas of toffee with hints of orange peel, honey, leather and stewed fruits.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Oily and bold with spicy vanilla, candied almonds, leather, sweet char.

Finish 
Lingering and spicy.
Price:
$47.99
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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old is adored for its sweet, vanilla, almonds and leather flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Buffalo Trace distillery, United States.

Based on 1671 votes, the average rating for Eagle Rare 10 Year Old is 8.3/10.

Top reviews for Eagle Rare 10 Year Old:

— Great!!!!

— The best value bourbon on the market by some measure

— Love it, smoothest one I've had.
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

(0.75l, 45%)


8.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
Sage
Sage,
A little too much tannin/oak for me, but I like that bourbon sweetness and value.
 
Todd
Todd,
Great!!!!
 
John
John,
Great Daily drinker. I would definitely recommend this Bourbon.
 
Tanner
Tanner,
The best value bourbon on the market by some measure
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Big bourbon notes but too much wood tanin for me. Wasn’t a huge fan.
 
Frank
Frank,
Love it, smoothest one I've had.
 
Bryon
Bryon,
I really enjoyed Buffalo Trace and since this is the same mash bill I thought I would try it. For me it's slightly spicier than BT. A little more peppery. Maybe a touch more anise, but very similar. I don't think an extra $10 makes this significantly better than BT. But I could easily keep this or BT on the shelf as a daily drink.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
A great bourbon to be sure, but personally I prefer Buffalo Trace to Eagle Rare. You can't go wrong with Eagle Rare at $40 or less, but the $70 price here is asinine. I'd rather go by five liters of Evan Williams than spend 70 dollars on a fifth of Eagle Rare.
 
Peter
Peter,
Little step up from trace. Love both!
 
Mark
Mark,
I have found it hit or miss, but a great hit when you get one
 
Chris
Chris,
Loved it. Great bourbon
 
Martin
Martin,
From the same distillery, Buffalo Trace.. very enjoyable bourbon.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
Eagle Rare is just so good. Way better than Buffalo, better than Blanton's. If you see it, buy it. Perhaps my favorite bourbon.
 
Danielle
Danielle,
This was just beautiful
 
Mac
Mac,
Smell: spicy, sweet, dry Taste: warm, spiced, slight cinnamon flavor. Some spice that I can't identify Finish: Strong but smooth, lingers for awhile
 
Jeff
Jeff,
REALLY like this!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
So good it’s from buffalo trace distillery same as blantons. Worth the price and experience if you see it buy it you won’t regret it
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Nose of brown sugar, toffee, caramel, hint of citrus. Kept opening up more and more over the course of 2 hours. Very nice. Taste gave me more brown sugar, a ton of sweet caramel, wood, and a little vanilla on my lips. A bit of a bitter finish that turned me off a tad. This is a good bourbon for sure and worth it's regular retail price of $35-ish. But not worth going out of your way to track down on the hype-train. 6.5/10
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Cherry, syrupy sweet with a light sweet oak to balance out. Fantastic for price (if you can find it)
 
Scott
Scott,
Love it every time I have it. Each sip gets better and better.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I really enjoy this bourbon, but I like Buffalo Trace a bit better. Certainly not worth the higher tariff. Happy to drink anytime, though.
 
David
David,
Smooth and great price.
 
Brad
Brad,
The nose was a bit hot at first, but a few drops of water cooled it down and brought out some nice notes. It’s a sweet, classic bourbon with a nice smooth finish that lingers just a bit. It’s nice.
 
Alex
Alex,
Sweet tea, honey, leather and a tiny touch of lime? Great finish that sticks around but doesn't outstay it's welcome...
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar, oak, spice, and something else that I can’t place. The smell reminds me of the way an old book smells. Taste is smooth at first, a little burn in the middle, and spicy on the finish. Flavor is full and sweet, but not really bourbon-y. Tastes like it would go great with a cigar - too bad I don’t smoke. At this price I’ll probably buy it again. Update: 2nd bottle - dang this is good. Smooth, full, and satisfying. No wonder I see the price going up on this. I think this will always have this on hand.
 
Elliot
Elliot,
Amazing. So easy to drink and smooth. Not super rich but very well balanced.
 
Lynsey
Lynsey,
Caramel, vanilla, warmth, smooth
 
Lyshemah
Lyshemah,
Grate way to star a chill evening with friends. Defiantly will be ordering a second bottle for my bar.
 
guest
guest,
Good value and something to always come back to sip on.
 
Gabrielle
Gabrielle,
Really nice. not to sweet. favourite bourbon
 
Mike
Mike,
Only slightly better than buffalo trace. It has the deeper flavors and you do taste more barrel notes but loses the fruits and floral that is in buffalo trace. Still excellent though especially at 40 dollars or less. Great value.
 
Judy
Judy,
A great buy, very drinkable
 
Alex
Alex,
One of my favorite pours.
 
Don
Don,
Wonderful pour. Initially very smooth with the flavors building during the taste with virtually no burn on the finish but full of traditional favors
 
Bryan
Bryan,
8.6
 
Ray
Ray,
Lots of vanilla ; would've thought it was a rye
 
Norman
Norman,
Always a wonderful pour. Smooth and sultry as a summer night.
 
Adam
Adam,
This is one of my all time favorite bourbons, I could probably go as far as saying it is the best I've ever had! Very smooth and well balanced.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I think this is the best bourbon I've ever had. I was first introduced to it about 5 years ago and just love it. Everyone I introduce to it feels the same.
 
Gene
Gene,
Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace are my two favorite bourbons. The Buffalo Trace is smoother while Eagle Rare has more complexity. Two of the top bourbons in this price range. Excellent!!
 
Ron
Ron,
I see why this is so hard to find for a good price! Its buffalo trace with more flavor and honesty I prefer it over blantons when you can find it for half the price. 2 bottles of ER or 1 bottle of blantons, no brainer for me.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
I hate to say it but I do not get the hype around Eagle Rare. Don't get me wrong - it is not awful, but it is not the be all and end all at the price point that some people seem to think it is.
 
Rodney
Rodney,
Excellent
 
Mason
Mason,
Sweet delicious bourbon. Not much heat and great on the rocks or neat.
 
Yordan
Yordan,
A must have for every bar!
 
Nick
Nick,
One of my favorites and one that I always make sure I have a bottle on hand. Smooth with a great blend of spice and character that makes for a great bourbon on the rocks or neat. I haven't found a bourbon that I would rate a 10/10, but this affordable classic is as close to a 10 as anything else I've collected
 
Nikki
Nikki,
Very smooth
 
Paul
Paul,
Very smooth and enjoyable! This bottle was a single barrel select so is a little unique!
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Exceptionally smooth
 
guest
guest,
Delicious.
 
Brent
Brent,
This is my "go to" sippin' whisky. Perfect for relaxing on the back porch with a fine cigar.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Smooth, tasty, downright delicious
 
Shaun
Shaun,
On
 
Jeff
Jeff,
One of my earliest favorites that really got me into exploring more. Love to go back to this from time to time. Not as easy to find or as cheap anymore.
 
Nick
Nick,
A bit of a spicy finish for me. Better once the ice starts to melt.
 
Tom
Tom,
Love it. I always buy this when I see it. Classic!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very, very good. Look the Carmel taste.
 
Bill
Bill,
It’s damned good bourbon!!! It just took too long to get here.
 
Charles
Charles,
Gold color. Smooth hints of leather. Spice lingers for just a bit.
 
Greg
Greg,
Solid value. Best under $35 bottle
 
Chris
Chris,
One of my favorite bourbon.
 
John
John,
This is the same mash bill as Buffalo Trace, the only difference between the two is the elevation in the storehouse. 25 feet! What a difference that 25 feet makes for flavor.
 
Leo
Leo,
This is the one that got me started on bourbon! Still a favorite when i can find it.
 
Jason
Jason,
The leather was pronounced on first pull just over ice. Not the most perfect mix for my pallet, but a slow drinker for me. Did pair well with some Texas BBQ beef sticks.
 
John
John,
Possibly my favourite once and a while whiskey... supremely tasty. Still working out flavours. Will come back.
 
Ross
Ross,
Very good bourbon but prefer smoothness of Buffalo Trace better.
 
Terry
Terry,
Yum. Brings the best. Smooth from start to finish. Flavor profile spot on for me. Always in the line up.
 
Daren
Daren,
It's like cake and bourbon.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Outstanding bourbon. Just the right amount of alcohol burn that fades quickly into awesome flavor and mouth feel. Smooooooooth. Only criticism, the finish is lacking. Good taste but finish is very short.
 
guest
guest,
Sweet & Smooth
 
Edgar
Edgar,
Great bourbon!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Unbelievable for the price.
 
Angel
Angel,
Was less impressed with my first few pours, but as time went on this became a great bourbon. 10 yrs and priced right. A staple in my bar.
 
Alex
Alex,
For the price, it's one of the best, nice flavors
 
Justin
Justin,
The best 30 bucks I have ever spent! Tastes like a $300 bottle Of bourbon. Very smooth, with great flavor!
 
Brendan
Brendan,
A great Buffalo Trace bourbon that you can still find easily and at a good price. Nice balance of oak, sweet, and vanilla.
 
RANDY
RANDY,
Very smooth! One of my favorites! A great sipper!
 
Brian
Brian,
My go to daily drinker
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Spice and corn dominate the mouth. Less approachable than normal BT bourbon, but very good.
 
guest
guest,
For me it was a little harsh but had a good deep bourbon taste, a lot of heat going down & nice kick of aroma fumes as you exhale ,not as sweet as i expected but defiantly a quality product , i got a quick head change after a few sips gets smoother as the ice works it's magic. I'd compare it to evan Williams sour mash with out the killer headache the next day
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
better buffalo trace
 
Brian
Brian,
The cask is heavy on the nose but it has a very clean palate.
 
David
David,
Almost too smooth. I like my bourbon to have a bit more oomph, and this seems like it is so easy to drink that you don't have time to taste it. You can tell it's well made and marketed, but possibly just not for my taste.
 
Edward
Edward,
I love this bourbon. It isn't sweet like you'd expect, but does have some sweetness. It's earthy, smooth, even the entire way through with small hints of caramel on the finish (based on my personal palate). A great sipper, and something I find myself returning to time and time again.
 
guest
guest,
Citrusy with hints of vanilla and spice...also slightly nutty. It’s not a bad bourbon for the msrp price but any more than that to me just isn’t worth it. There are so many great bourbons, I can’t chase just this one, but it’s descent.
 
Mike
Mike,
Decent bourbon at msrp (dont pay above 40) A tad overrated but better than some bourbons at the price point. Thin quick and dry tasting and not all that "potent" so to speak. If your palate and wallet is in this price range you'll likely be thrilled. For others, continue the hunt.
 
Chris
Chris,
Great stand-by.
 
Dick
Dick,
Best $35 bottle anywhere
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth
 
Philip
Philip,
Cinnamon, sweet, spicy, a little sherry. It’s fine. Based on recommendations I was expecting a little more from this. Doesn’t stand out in any particular way. Not an expensive bottle by any means, but priced (in Oregon) among some bottles with more to offer. Will continue to explore it.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Fine bourbon. Makes a great old fashioned and has a great mouth feel. Well rounded overall, but, again, overpriced here. I can always get this for $29 at a variety of stores.
 
James
James,
I'm afraid Eagle Rare 10 Year is living up to its name more and more each day. It's a delicious pour and becoming harder to find as people discover it. 10-12 years of age is the sweet spot for bourbons and this one is no exception. Get them when you can.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Solid sipper, decent sweetness and woodyness expected in a 10 year bourbon but not “special”
 
Henry
Henry,
Sweet notes, a very smooth buffalo trace which is easy on the palette which a rich caramel flavour. Excellent bourbon, may be to light for scotch drinkers
 
Erik
Erik,
If you can get Eagle Rare for ~$30 then it is an amazing bottle, once you pass $40 you should look elsewhere. A solid expression of the Buffalo Trace mashbill #1, unfortunately becoming more and more scarce
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Eagle Rare is spectacular. I had heard great things, but the price threw me off a bit. At $35, you won't find a better bourbon. Must have on your shelf. Sweet vanilla up front, nice lingering spice throughout and a candied dried fruits on the end. Love it
 
Steve
Steve,
This is fast becoming one of my favs...the taste is exceptional, the flavor amazing, and the tail juuuust right. I wish I could buy this by the case...
 
Jon
Jon,
For me, this is definitely one of the best bourbons I have experienced. Definitely the best I've tried in this price point.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very tasty, great spice on the front end
 
Justin
Justin,
So smooth, has a sweet flavor. One of my top favorites.
 
guest
guest,
Fantastic caramel/butterscotch front. Excellent sipper and makes the best Old Fashioned.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
This is a bourbon to contemplate over. On the palette you'll get lots of leather and nut notes with a good bit of toffee and hints of citrus. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich with a long finish that is moderately spicy. The nose is heavy on vanilla and a little bit of the barrel char. This is one of my favorite bourbons. I think it's best enjoyed neat.
 
edward
edward,
Solid pour, especially for the money. Expect it to be a permanent fixture on the liquor shelf.
 
William
William,
Balanced, subtle sweetness, molasses
 
Dan
Dan,
Sweet! Especially on the nose. Maybe a caramel sweetness?? Definitely get the citrus smells as well. A drop or two of water opened up the citrus a lot. Good bourbon from a seasoned source no doubt, but I’m a bigger fan of the craft distillers for sure.
 
guest
guest,
Love it and like how they the price point just right
 
Michael
Michael,
Enjoyable and affordable (at least in my part of the world). Excellent for the price.
 
Susan
Susan,
I would pay double for Eagle's Rare....it is that good. (That is NOT permission to raise the price thank you very much.) It is smooth with a bite of spice with a bit of lingering sweetness. I drank this neat so it could deliver the full flavor. I chose right. This is the bomb! To put it bluntly...after tasting it, I purchased several more bottles for my bar and will keep it stocked! You can't go wrong with Eagle's Rare 10 Yr.!
 
Noah
Noah,
Really easy sipper. No water or ice needed. Slight oak scent along with the standard bourbon hints of caramel. To me it has a finish similar to wine. One of my favorites.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Instant cool refreshing mouthfeel, the flavor is sweet with subtle warming spices, hint of almonds and honey, and subtle tones of banana on the finish. Eagle Rare Bourbon was created by Seagram master distiller Charles L. Beam and introduced in 1975. It stands as one of the last new Bourbon brands introduced before the current era of small batch Bourbons. In the years since, it was acquired by numerous companies, but now Eagle Rare 10 is one of the many Buffalo Trace products and is made from the lower-rye Mash #1 that includes Buffalo Trace, EH Taylor Small Batch, and Stagg Jr. Unlike all the others, Eagle Rare carries a 10-year age statement. The brand lost its “single barrel” moniker when Buffalo Trace moved the bottling from a hand bottling line to an automated line so there is a chance of a little leftover bourbon from barrel to be mixed into the next barrel before being bottled. 
 
Michael
Michael,
This is a very smooth and satisfying bourbon. I buy it every time I find it in the stores and have ordered it here. It is a rich tasty drink that has a lot of flavors that are great for beginners and avid drinkers alike. It's a relatively inexpensive bottle that you won't be embarrassed to display on your bar and is good enough to serve to your friends. It is a top pick. (especially for the price)
 
Christian
Christian,
The best for the price
 
Adam
Adam,
Delicious. Very smooth with good lingering notes
 
ryan
ryan,
Smooth beyond words
 
brandon
brandon,
a must have
 
Richard
Richard,
I know most don’t describe it as this, but I get a strong yet enjoyable almond flavor from this one. Very easy to drink, and punches well above it’s price.
 
Robert
Robert,
I am relatively new to bourbons, leaning more toward scotch (current favorite is Oban) and Irish whiskey (current favorite being green spot). I have been exploring the you tube recommendations for Bourbon beginners and have a enjoyed Woodford reserve, Four roses single barrel and small batch select, wild turkey 101, Bullet and a few others. Eagle Rare was consistently recommended as a good “next step” to explore more complex Bourbons. I would have to say, I was a bit disappointed. It was noticeably sweeter than the the beginner bourbons, with a pronounced vanilla flavor. The overall flavor profile was less complex. It is not unpleasant, and after subsequent tastings, I have begun to appreciate it a bit more, but I doubt I will buy it again
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
A flavor bomb of caramel, vanilla and spicy cherries. Amazing stuff, especially for the price point. Nose - caramel, vanilla, orange zest and a hint of almonds. Taste - the vanilla, caramel, and honey kick things off, then some spice and cherry comes through. Finish - lingering spice with a bit of heat, finishes with cherry notes.
 
Edward
Edward,
A little more refined than Buffalo Trace. Smooth sipping bourbon. Great value.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Perfect.
 
Joe
Joe,
Delicious, top 5
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Best bourbon
 
James
James,
Can’t believe this isn’t double the price. If you can find it, buy two.
 
Clayton
Clayton,
Nice daily sipper, but not as full as I anticipated. Great notes of oak and honey, and it tastes just like a bigger original Buffalo Trace.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Smooth, enjoyable!
 
guest
guest,
Quite a bit thinner than I had hoped. It is a very good every day sipper. It just didn’t give me all of what I had wanted. It is hard to get so I really expected something more but maybe I wasn’t being fair.
 
Nate
Nate,
Eagle Rare, is almost by far the best smoothest bourbon on the market. The price point make sit even better. However when they say rare that's what it literally means absolutely no bars or retailers have it in stock and haven't been in stock for quite a while. I just so happened to find the last bottle in a Meijer and haven't seen it since. Please inform this company that Michigan is completely out of stock
 
Peter
Peter,
It’s my standard goto
 
Ray
Ray,
Very good bourbon for the price, will become my house bourbon. Sweet vanilla, and citrus on the nose with a slight leather hint in the background. Very quick hitting spice and a little burn on the first sip giving way to sweet notes of honey and vanilla.
 
Michael
Michael,
Great to be able to get this retail from Flaviar, it’s not available in my area. For the price a nice whiskey.
 
James
James,
There isn’t a less expensive bourbon I like better, and I’m not sure there is a more expensive one I do either. Best value there is.
 
Brittany
Brittany,
A true favorite. Super smooth.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
One of my go-tos. Always smooth without the harsh smoke or burn. Still enough flavor not to taste watered down. Very good.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This was my introduction into whiskey 3 years ago, and although I enjoy trying new stuff, and have found many bourbon/rye/scotch's that I LOVE, this is still my absolute favorite! It's smoothly sweet!
 
Logan
Logan,
Lots of toffee and vanilla on the nose and taste, and then finishes with some spice.
 
salvador
salvador,
This is my favorite right now. very good for the price.. you will love it
 
guest
guest,
Best value whiskey. Wish I could find it more often.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
I loved this! Delicious, smooth, complex and flavorful.
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Extremely smooth and full of flavor. Not too much of a strong alcohol taste at the end with this one. Best bang for your buck bourbon I’ve tried yet.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
This is my favorite so far.
 
Bill
Bill,
Nice caramel notes, smooth
 
Danny
Danny,
Absolutely my favorite bourbon right now..... I have met no one who did not instantly enjoy it. I suggest this bourbon for all.
 
Lee
Lee,
Wonderful orange zest and smooth finish
 
Jeff
Jeff,
This is my "house bourbon" and has been for 3 years. I always try new bourbons from other distillers, but will always have a bottle of Eagle Rare 10 ready to go! Great taste and fantastic value. Recommend enjoying with a cigar and a friend.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
My all time favorite bourbon. This is the go to!
 
Richard
Richard,
I rate relative to price point. For the price Eagle Rare is truly excellent. Extremely smooth and drinkable for an evening in front of tube sipping.
 
Tim
Tim,
Carmel, medium smooth, drinkable for cost
 
guest
guest,
Delicious and smooth with a slight burn.
 
bill
bill,
My favorite of all the bourbons. Super smooth and just a damn good bourbon
 
Derek
Derek,
Sweet vanilla up front. Finishes a little heavy on the oak. Great for sipping on the rocks
 
guest
guest,
Excellent!! Butterscotch sweetness !
 
guest
guest,
Great!
 
Brad
Brad,
One of the best
 
guest
guest,
Classic
 
Justin
Justin,
Great bottle of bourbon at this price point! Extremely smooth neat with just the right amount of spice. To spice up a dessert, add a shot to your root beer float to put it over the top!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
A great bourbon at a great price. I always try to have one bottle around the house. I was turned onto this from a few bartenders. It drinks nicely with a slight complexity on the palate, but nothing so complex that it can't be a daily drinker.
 
Kimberly
Kimberly,
Oh my! Just the right amount of toasted sweetness and spice. This might be my favorite bourbon yet. Yum!
 
Peter
Peter,
Great flavor and clean finish
 
Michael
Michael,
vanilla notes with a bitter finish
 
DUELLYN
DUELLYN,
Wow! Smooth smooth. Will order again. Perfect with orange slice and ice.
 
Chris
Chris,
My first time drinking. It’s good. A bit spicy but I’m a fairly new whiskey drinker. Noses nice. Lightly sweet.
 
George
George,
I’ve been drinking Eagle Rare for a few years. Nice smooth taste at a reasonable price.
 
Richard
Richard,
Best bourbon for the price.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Nose: refined honey, carmel. Palate: smooth operator, vanilla, dark cherry, apples. Finish: light oak and cinnamon. Nice
 
Matt
Matt,
For ~$30 it’s an amazing value. Sweet with a hint of spice, very smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
You would be hard pressed to find a bourbon at this price point as good. Excellent from start to finish and on the pocket book.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Solid everyday drinker
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Very solid
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Best bourbon for the money out there. Nothing compares. Neat or mixed, always a reminder that excellence doesn't have to cost a fortune
 
Dan
Dan,
My favorite light bourbon. Very good flavor
 
Rusty
Rusty,
Eagle Rare is my go to bourbon. Neat or in a cocktail, it’s never the wrong choice.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Love this stuff
 
Mike
Mike,
Great nose
 
David
David,
Not something I would buy again.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Good, but unremarkable.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Price point has increased significantly over the years, still one of the best.
 
Drew
Drew,
Very smooth
 
guest
guest,
Wow! Flavorful, smooth, easy to drink. A must have for your home bar.
 
Emily
Emily,
It is as fun to drink as maple cotton candy is to eat! As soon as it hits my tongue the flavors melt across the palate to a slightly burnt caramel corn finish. If you can find a bottle get one.
 
Andriy
Andriy,
Good bourbon, not an favorite still..
 
Robert
Robert,
Sweet start with oak & nutty finish. Great for an everyday sipper.
 
Mary
Mary,
My personal favorite, and always a great price!
 
William
William,
Another very smooth and flavorful bourbon. Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace are tied as my number two choices. You can’t go wrong with this bourbon!
 
Rick
Rick,
A little smoky for me but still a great bourbon for the price when you can get it
 
Laura
Laura,
It’s a solid bourbon with fruity notes and very smooth.
 
Richard
Richard,
It's pretty good. not that interesting. Finish is really short. Not sure what all the fuss is about, I actually prefer the basic Buffalo Trace.
 
Rich
Rich,
Has become my go to whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorites! So smooth
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Easy to drink wheated bourbon
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Kind of a cinnamon spiciness but not too overwhelming and still definitely has that caramel/vanilla sweetness. I could see this being good in fall and Christmas themed drinks. To me, this is the bourbon equivalent of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, but less “eggnoggy.”
 
Jim
Jim,
Excellent drink
 
Andy
Andy,
Smooth drinker. Butterscotch and caramel hits thick and smooth. Excellent finish.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Easy to drink. Goes down great straight.
 
Peter
Peter,
My daily driver
 
Erik
Erik,
Buffalo Trace and this are very close in terms of my favorite bourbons. I’d give the slight edge to Buffalo Trace but this is soooo close. The nose is pleasant with apples and pear and the slightest bit of spice. The taste is great with vanilla and sweetness similar to fruit but not too fruity where it’s overwhelming. Amazing bourbon and worth a try.
 
Mike
Mike,
It’s good! You get the sweet notes with a smack of spice. It’s dryer than my other favorites , have a dram !
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Harsh
 
Matthew
Matthew,
The Buffalo Trace mash bill with a bit more aging and tender care. It drinks more smoothly than BT, and I have found it to be a wonderful bottle to gift because it's accessible by new drinkers, presents well, and is relatively, well, rare.
 
James
James,
Very smooth. One of my favorites
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
exceptionally smooth, great flavor, easy to drink.
 
guest
guest,
Pretty darn good
 
Debrenee
Debrenee,
Simple, classic bourbon. Best value for the price! Easy decision!
 
Rich
Rich,
This is a great price for a great tasting whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
Wonderfully smooth throughout
 
Robert
Robert,
Eagle Rare is always terrific. Please do not send any more tasting boxes for scotch or straight rye boubon
 
Paige
Paige,
What a beautiful creation. The nose is rich with spice, caramel, vanilla and cherries. Through the first sip, a slightly smoky and dry oak shine through with hints of butterscotch and fruits. Each subsequent taste brings more cinnamon, nutmeg, apricot and plums into a wonderful complexly medium finish urging for another drink. One of the best bourbons for your buck, period.
 
Rod
Rod,
I was very impressed with this bourbon. Great nose, sweet, great finish. For the price, much better value than more expensive bourbons. Just became one of my favorites. (Along with Joseph Magnus and Blanton's)
 
guest
guest,
Sweet, very good , very similar to buffalo trace
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Nose is very similar to Buffalo Trace, sweet, with just a mild hint of toffee. First sip is surprisingly mellow, just a little sweet, with an oilier mouthfeel than Buffalo Trace, pleasantly different. Subtle notes of cinnamon and nutmeg start to show, before a lingering dry baking spice finish. With a few drops of water, this really shines. I started picking up apple on the nose, and the flavor on the front of the palate along with a little vanilla. The baking spices, particularly the cinnamon, still shine through a nice finish.
 
Emerson
Emerson,
Tasted alongside Woodford and Evan Williams White Label, and this just didn't hold up to either. Some light cinnamon notes, but the flavor is a bit flat.
 
guest
guest,
My favorite (so far)
 
Scott
Scott,
Great for mixing and slow sipping with ice. Vanilla with low alcohol burn
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Sweet and leather
 
Darin
Darin,
Yum. Buffalo Trace was lost on me until I had Eagle Rare. A hearty grainier bourbon, Eagle Rare has a robust flavor complexity that is easy to drink and fun to drink explore.
 
Shanel
Shanel,
Favorite so far, slightly sweet, complex, without any one flavor overpowering.
 
Keagan
Keagan,
So yummy
 
David
David,
My favorite Bourbon. Has one of the best Buffalo Trace mashbills, and just enough oak/wood taste and burn... Really good and lasting finish, as well.
 
guest
guest,
Excellent bourbon for the price. Taste like a more expensive bottle. Very smooth. Not much burn. Clean finish.
 
Nick
Nick,
As a burgeoning bourbon aficionado, my collection is still rather small. As such, the Eagle Rare 10 Year is the first bourbon with an age statement that I have purchased, and despite the fact that the high speed bottling line used by Buffalo Trace prevents them from any longer using the "single barrel" descriptor, this is technically my first single barrel as well. With those attributes in mind, along with the bottle's stellar reviews and recommendations, I was very eager to try this one. At $35, my wallet was eager to let me. The nose is citrusy sweet with orange and honey dominating and the smell of the charred oak tagging onto the end. The palate is oily enough to coat the mouth without being too thick and the taste is sweet. The citrus continues and is aided by dark cherries and brown sugar caramel. As it hits the back of the tongue, the flavor brings the spice of cinnamon and pepper with the charred oak becoming more prominent. The finish is moderately long and pleasant with lingering honey, vanilla, and faint chocolate. I almost hesitate to add yet another positve review to the growing library of Eagle Rare commentary lest the fine folks at Buffalo Trace finally wise up and charge what this bottle is worth. In the mean time, grab a bottle, pour it neat or on the rocks, and find somewhere quiet to sip it and watch the sun set.
 
Dwight
Dwight,
Late night, sitting on front porch relaxing sipper to quiet the senses
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Amazing budget bourbon. Costs $35 (in Oregon), drinks like a $50+ bottle.
 
Luke
Luke,
One of my favorites. An easy sipper. Smooth, clean finish.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Amazing.
 
John
John,
A little sharp and oily. Tastes like it needs more time in the barrel, a very sharp flavor and nose.
 
ASTIN
ASTIN,
Great for relaxing on the deck and letting the sun set. Very smooth and great taste.
 
brendan
brendan,
Smooth, great bourbon
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth
 
guest
guest,
Great everyday drinking bottle. Smooth and easy to drink. Great bourbon for the price!
 
Ned
Ned,
This is one of my top 4 favorites without getting into the expensive types. I have no problem serving it to guests.
 
Charles
Charles,
Good everyday drinker.
 
guest
guest,
My favorite so far!
 
James
James,
For an ultra-low rye, it's amazing. I like mine on ice and without ice I like it with a good medium rare steak. Was one of the first Bourbons I've tried and have not regretted it.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
The next logical step up from Buffalo Trace is this (as some would say) 10yr version. A must have staple for anyone lucky enough to grab one for under $40. Aromatics: nicely aged Oak, caramel and a Madagascar vanilla spice that just fills the air with a faint scent of something floral. Taste: a bit of rye spice with lingering butterscotch and Cracker Jack popcorn and peanuts. There is an orange citrus sweet and sour finish that simmers in the spice and lingers on for a bit. I will be getting more to replace what I just opened.
 
Mike
Mike,
One of my favorites. Great neat or on the rocks and makes a killer mint julep if you're in the mood for a summer cocktail!
 
Michael
Michael,
Phenomenal and underrated.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
My go to Bourbon! Love this stuff, especially for the price point
 
Reese
Reese,
Love this bourbon. Great with a nice cigar
 
Luke
Luke,
Love it. It's is one of the best bourbon whiskeys I have tried especially for the price point. In my state
 
Gary
Gary,
Fantastic sipping whisky, no guilt. Good for mixing. Strong burn on finish. Sweet notes of caramel, toffee.
 
Travis
Travis,
Smooth and easy to go on the rocks.
 
Clint
Clint,
Strong alcohol fire on the palate, cools down with a sweet kick
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Alex is spot on - good go to bourbon. Consistent. Good enough to serve to friends, and satisfying alone. Complex enough to keep me interested each sip.
 
Taylor
Taylor,
With hints of burnt caramel and sugar, this $35 bottle of bourbon is delicious. I also picked up on more floral and perfume like flavors that kind if remind me ever so slightly of Jack Daniels. It had a nice, smooth, and spicy finish that really brings it all together for this bottle. I'd say it's value really makes it great. This will be another staple bottle on my shelf.
 
Alex
Alex,
My go to budget Bourbon. Got a little barrel punch which I like. Perfect for when I just want a good bourbon and dont want to think about it.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Smooth. Good by the dram or in a mixed drink.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is a very drinkable bourbon for the price. I have sampled it both neat and in a mint julep and it worked well in both. This is one of the most enjoyable bourbons I have drank, better than some of the higher end ones I have tried.
 
Derek
Derek,
If you like Buffalo Trace bourbon, this is the older brother. Good complexity and linger.
 
Sam
Sam,
Real real good....definitely gonna have to grab a couple more bottles of this! Just a solid full and rich flavor.
 
Renee
Renee,
Doesn’t have the sweet flavor I associate with (and don’t like) about bourbon. Smooth and delicious
 
Darren
Darren,
Liked it.
 
Deven
Deven,
Smooth and pretty tasty. Easy to like.
 
Richard
Richard,
Smooth and oh so sweet
 
guest
guest,
Sweet up front with a spicy finish. Can’t beat it for $40 or less.
 
John
John,
It is just a really good bourbon, price aside. Love it if you haven't yet buy a bottle its value is hard to beat.
 
Ian
Ian,
What else can you get with this quality and depth of flavor for sub-40 dollars? Hint: You can't. Sweet easy drinking bourbon.
 
Gary
Gary,
This is a really good combine of a great bourbon at a low price point. Keep a bottle or two around before it gets scarce.
 
Dylan
Dylan,
Very Good Bourbon. Great just by it's self or made into a whiskey sour.
 
Joe
Joe,
Favorite daily drinker
 
Steven
Steven,
Very smooth. Well worth the price.
 
Ian
Ian,
Smooth as silk and highly drinkable, the flavor and quality for this price point have very little competition!
 
james
james,
It is very very good
 
guest
guest,
Good, smooth, daily drinker. Not very complex
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very good, simple and for the price one of the best bourbons I have had, this is a great go to for me, I wish they would sell it in SW Florida
 
Brian
Brian,
First scent was of cherries and licorice. Spicy caramel notes at first. Finishes with honey vanilla and sweetness.
 
Matt
Matt,
Excellent
 
Art
Art,
Everything they make is world class and each a little different. the key word here is Rare, I think its going to be harder and harder to capture this smoothy.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Easy to drink but the mouth feel is very watery.
 
Bret
Bret,
My go to! Great neat, or in your favorite mixture. Smooth from the beginning. Traces of caramel and vanilla linger through a long, spicey finish. You will be hard pressed to find a better bourbon for the price!
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Slightly sweeter than Buffalo Trace but one of the best bottles you can get for around $33
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth with a low heat, layered honey and vanilla sweetness. So good.
 
Robert
Robert,
A sharp entry that softens quickly, take some time under the tongue and you'll be well rewarded...
 
Dan
Dan,
I like this one a lot. It is enjoyable on its own and mixes well. I will be buying this one again
 
Kevin
Kevin,
For the money its s great drink!!
 
Pete
Pete,
For the price point, this lives up to the hype. Soft, subtle nose of oak, toffee, vanilla and toasted coconut. The front of the palate is surprisingly spicy, giving way to oak tannins, vanilla, more toasted coconut and a hint of mint on the finish. Nice after dinner sipper.
 
Oliver
Oliver,
Absolutely the finest bourbon for the price. Delightful sipper, nice and sweet and smooth, and it mixes very well.
 
Danny
Danny,
Easy Drinkin' intro bourbon. Great for cocktails!
 
Steven
Steven,
Excellent value. Very easy drinker with a nice vanilla lead and oaky bite at the end!
 
Hugh
Hugh,
It was pretty good. Not great but foot. Price wasnt bad ($42)
 
Tom
Tom,
A great sipping whiskey, easy to drink, starts with some caramel, followed by some more complex flavors, carries a nice burn down and has a clean finish.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
My favorite sipping whiskey. Lots of flavor with little bite
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
SMOOTH. Just enough spice. Very nice finish
 
Nick
Nick,
Most excellent for the price
 
George
George,
Good flavor, relatively short finish, not incredibly complex, has a little more burn than it should for this profile and price.
 
Brad
Brad,
A bit spicy for my taste, even with a little water. Now I just mix it.
 
Iola
Iola,
One of my go to for entertaining especially new ones to bourbon. Makes a great gift.
 
Alex
Alex,
Very smooth with a light kick on the back end. Great stuff for the price, highly recommend a try.
 
Frank
Frank,
Great sipping bourbon Smooth slightly sweet, light spice note good Carmel and wood notes medium finish
 
Chris
Chris,
Used to like this a lot more when it was single barrel but they have since moved to blended making it all fairly uniform instead of never knowing exactly how the next bottle was going to taste. A bit rougher on the palate but an easy enough finish.
 
Miguel
Miguel,
very smooth
 
Ian
Ian,
my favorite bourbon - sweet on the nose, incredibly flavorful palate with caramel and vanilla, and a great smooth finish. this is my go to and the whisky i show to people who are looking to get into whisky.
 
Colette
Colette,
Very smooth, no hard bite after taste. I would buy this again!
 
Holly
Holly,
So smooth
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Superb bourbon. Well balanced, smooth.
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: oak, honey, clove Taste: oak, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, red apple, medium finish with leather
 
John
John,
Sweet and smooth. Kind of too smooth and missing other flavors.
 
Denmon
Denmon,
Best bourbon there is. Especially for what it costs. Eagle Rare can easily stand up to the big $150 bourbons.
 
JR
JR,
This is my go to bourbon, especially if I am offering to folks who may not go for whiskey. So smooth, and with an interesting blend of sweet vanilla notes and oak-y flavor that I always poor a little more than I should when I pull this bottle off the shelf.
 
Michael
Michael,
Consumed neat. Just a damn good bourbon.
 
Trey
Trey,
Too sweet
 
James
James,
I found the candy notes to be not as satisfying of a bourbon sweetness, but this was a fairly popular one with my friends in a blind tasting. Overall solid dram.
 
Ben
Ben,
Favorite Mid-tier Bourbon. This will be served at our wedding.
 
Derek
Derek,
Very nice, especially for the price!
 
Rob
Rob,
This is the smoothest bourbon I have run across to date. Great straight or mixed in your favorite cocktail. If it was any smoother, it would probably be illegal. Not too sweet and not bitter. It has just enough bite to leave no doubt about the fact that it’s the real deal. If you like bourbon, you’ll love Eagle Rare.
 
Joe
Joe,
Like it . Its It's a very solid safe go to if you're bringing it to the party to share.
 
James
James,
Smooth like butter. This one is good anyway you like to drink your whiskey.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Good every day bourbon
 
John
John,
So smooth, the best I have had.
 
Dylan
Dylan,
One of my favorites, and at a great price!
 
Tim
Tim,
Top notch. Affordable and provides great flavor and smooth sipping quality. Love this.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Amazing deal for the price.
 
Cris
Cris,
One of my favorite's along with Buffalo Trace! Very smooth with caramel notes. Will always keep this one stocked in my private reserve.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Buffalo Trace (those crafty mad-men in Kentucky) took bourbon, and aged like scotch. The result is a more refined flavor, and texture that only ten years can provide. Oaky, sweet, smells of vanilla; a fine spirit for the fine lady and gentleman. It has enough strength to push you over, yet has enough restraint to allow you to enjoy it. It's not easy to find. And when it IS on the shelf, its gone quickly. $30-$40 is the average price for a bottle, and it is money very well spent.
 
Ian
Ian,
A wonderful bourbon that's surprisingly cheap for how smooth it is. There are a lot of sweet and spicy notes that are well balanced.
 
Carl
Carl,
Great for its price point
 
Steven
Steven,
It definitely falls in line with the other Buffalo Trace bourbons with slightly more refinement than the basic Buffalo Trace bottles, but not as much complexity as the Blanton's Original. The profile is less on the sweet spectrum and more on the spicy side to me, but just as smooth as what you'd expect.
 
Steven
Steven,
It definitely falls in line with the other Buffalo Trace bourbons with slightly more refinement than the basic Buffalo Trace bottles, but not as much complexity as the Blanton's Original. The profile is less sweet to me, but just as smooth.
 
Peter
Peter,
This is my favorite all around bourbon. This is sipping stuff at its greatest. Lucky to have found it in my area as the distributors are stingy with it.
 
Ian
Ian,
A really solid whiskey for such a modest price point
Billy
Billy,
Agreed. Deserves way more credit than it gets.
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