Eagle Rare 17 year old (2018 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection), 50.5%

Price: $99 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

An intriguing nose features cherry cough drop and horehound, with hints of mint, crushed herbs, and dried flowers. The palate crackles with candied peanuts, lush spices—pepper and allspice—and oozes with some molten licorice. The oak-driven finish shows exquisite maturity, while keeping the wood in check.