Welcome back to The Cask! I’m very proud to say this is the twentieth edition of The Cask and I welcome you back to review another fine whiskey! If you missed the previous editions of The Cask, check it out here with a link to the past editions (there’s a couple other posts mixed in too, you’ll notice my consistent lead image):
As I said above I’m happy to announce this is the twentieth edition of The Cask. I hope in my time writing these reviews I’ve been able to help you guys discover something you truly enjoy. Nothing is better than seeing the comments saying “I tried it on your recommendation and it was amazing!” They also help to justify spending money on all these nice and (mostly) delicious whiskey.
Alright, let’s talk Eagle Rare, Kentucky Straight Bourbon. I’ve had my eye on a bottle of Eagle Rare for a while now. Including a recommendation from Brian, The Life Of. I was looking up and down, all over the liquor store trying to figure out what was going to be the choice for this weeks edition and there it was, it called out to me.
Price: $30.99 - Mid-Range
For the quality that you get in this bottle it is 100% worth the money. This is officially one of those reviews I hate to write because I’m afraid to say too loudly that this stuff is a great deal. I’m always worried they’ll promptly raise the price after I write it up! (this is the part where you let my ego be large and not call me out for not being that important in the grand scheme of things)
Quality: Sipper - 1
If you remember from the last edition of The Cask, here’s the way I do the rankings, 1 being the best.
- Rocks Sipper
- Ice Sipper
Wow, this stuff is awesome. Aged for 10 years and as smooth as can be. At only about $4 more than Buffalo Trace I’m having a really hard time picking out which is my favorite. It doesn’t help that they’re from the same distillery. They do have a distinctly different flavor and I enjoy them both. I’d say the Eagle Rare is a bit sweeter and more complex than the Buffalo Trace, but it’s very simple and easy to sip down. These guys know how to make some damn good bourbon I can tell you that much. If I was in a pinch and really didn’t have the extra 4 bucks, I’d be happy with the Buffalo Trace, but at the end of the day, I’d rather have the Eagle Rare.
I suppose despite being worried about a price increase, I’ve now reviewed 3 different bourbons from the same distillery in order of price: W.L. Weller, Buffalo Trace, and now Eagle Rare. The price ladder seems appropriate, I suppose this is why Buffalo had a price drop recently and is hanging out around $26 (prices are obviously for my market here in Michigan). Frankly, you really just can’t seem to go wrong with the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
As always let me know what you think, what you want me to drink, and what you’ve been drinking! Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy some whiskey!