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Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 year old

Nose is soft (another review called it restrained which is a great descriptor) and at 45% ABV the alcohol can be detected as well as classic bourbon notes like vanilla and bubble gum.  Taste is smooth at first, quite a light mouth feel, with coffee, vanilla and a flash of corn syrup sweetness.  The finish builds with oak notes, black pepper and ends quite spicy.  I dont find the the sweet and spice quite in balance (for my palate).  Its good, clearly very well made bourbon that some people are going to love, but I would like the sweetness up to balance the spicy finish.  With a little water it does get a bit sweeter and I get some of the candy corn, caramel and even milk chocolate notes I associate with bourbons and ryes.

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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