Eagle Rare 17 year old, 45%

Price: $48 Issue: Summer 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

I really enjoy these older Eagle Rare whiskeys. They're big, hearty whiskies that are very traditional in style, but have extra depth on the palate due to the extensive aging. Sweet notes (candy corn and toffee) meld nicely with underlying nuttiness (pecans, almonds), delicate spice (vanilla, cinnamon, mint), and a hint of leather. One of the best Eagle Rares I have ever tasted.