Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dusty Thursday: Eagle Rare 101 (circa 1979)
Eagle Rare 101 distilled, as is today's version, by Buffalo Trace. The bottle I'm sampling today, though, dates to before the label was sold to Buffalo Trace. It was originally a Seagram's brand made at the Old Prentice Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, which is now Four Roses.
Eagle Rare 101 Old Prentice, (circa 1979), 10 years old, 50.5% abv
The nose is a bit musty and very woody with some sweet maple syrup The palate is heavily spicy and minty in a mouth wash sort of way which continues into the finish. This is a very nice bourbon and one I'd happily buy if it was available, but I must say I preferred the later, Buffalo Trace version of the 101 that I sampled back in February.
See the LA Whiskey Society reviews of Eagle Rare 101.