Eagle Rare 10 Years Old
Rob Allanson 8.3
Nose: Leather, toffee and coffee cake. Caramelized banana with macadamia nut cookies, apples with brown sugar. Sulfur at the end, spent matches.
Palate: Green apples with caramel sauce sweetness, a little leathery note too. Grilled sweetcorn and smoke notes – wood smoke.
Finish: Huge great tannins hit with spices. The mouth puckering dryness of oak comes through after a while.
Comments: A great example of a Bourbon. Ticks all the boxes.
Sam Coyne 8.2
Nose: Apple skins – oxidized slightly. A floral note with vanilla. Wooded spices.
Palate: Cereal notes, before a vegetal woodiness. Sweetness, with vanilla custards and crème caramels. Ends savory with a rye-bread note.
Finish: Lingering middle length, with more herbal. Minty.
Comments: Remarkably easy drinking and smooth throughout. Everything is nicely kept in balance. Something comforting about this one.