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Eagle Rare 17 year old, 45%

Price: $90 Issue: Summer 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

Often overlooked by collectors because it's not as high in alcohol as most of its siblings, it's superior to last year's release, which I felt brandished more oak on the finish than needed. Caramel, rhum agricole, golden raisin, and dried citrus segue into polished oak, along with a wisp of honey and cinnamon on the finish. Well rounded and subtly complex. An exceptional bourbon. Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2016.