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Friday, February 8, 2019

Eagle Rare to Release 20 Year Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon

Buffalo Trace owned Eagle Rare has announced the release of an ultra-rare, 20-year-old bourbon called Double Eagle Very Rare.

Each bottle is sold with a crystal decanter and silver presentation box to commemorate this limited edition release. The Double Eagle decanter features two sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, and one serving as the stopper. The presentation box consists of two sliding doors, imprinted with a design reminiscent of eagle feathers. Sliding open the doors triggers spotlights above and below the bottle, to reveal the beautiful hand blown crystal decanter.

An individually numbered letter of authenticity is included with each. Kris Comstock, senior marketing director for Eagle Rare states:
“We’ve been waiting for this whiskey to mature for years. Even after two decades, these barrel are surprisingly balanced. Hints of vanilla, toasted oak and caramel lead to a gracefully aged oaky flavor, We worked on the packaging for more than two years, and finally settled on what we think is a beautiful decanter inside an eye catching, yet tastefully decorated box. Something that anyone would be proud to display on their bar. And it tastes even better than it looks.” 
Eagle Rare has also produced a video on the process that can be viewed below.

The bourbon comes in at 90 proof and has a suggested retail price of $1999. Each bottle comes with an individually numbered letter of authenticity. 

While this looks amazing, at that price, this is way too rich for our blood. In our opinion, Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare are clearly trying to cash in on the bourbon bubble with this "exclusivity" of Double Eagle Very Rare. The bourbon itself doesn't seem special than any of the line up from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. At least they could have made it cask strength. For us, if we had the money, this would be a hard pass.

If you see this on the shelves or to get a taste, drop a note in the comments with your thoughts. 

Source: Buffalo Trace

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