Eagle Rare 17 year old (bottled Spring 2013), 45%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: John Hansell

Often overlooked in this portfolio because it isn't barrel proof. The last few years of this bourbon have been wonderful. This year is no exception, with a bit more spice. Notes of nutty toffee, caramel, creamy vanilla, and pot still rum, with interwoven hints of oak resin, dried spice, tobacco, and honeyed fruit. Hint of barrel char and anise for intrigue. Delicious! (And actually 19 years old, even though it bears the traditional 17 year age statement.) Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2013 Release.