The use of fresh, 'virgin' American Oak barrels is one of the key contributors to the overall flavour of Kentucky Bourbons, bold with spice, vanilla and a strong woody influence.
America has seen a considerable growth of craft and small-scale producers, many of which are eschewing the traditional styles, offering a more diverse range of grains, casks and types of whiskey being produced.
American Whiskey — Eagle Rare
Eagle Rare 10 years old 45%
Region: North American
Eagle Rare is a brand of bourbon distilled at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky. Having been aged for 10 years this bourbon displays more complexity than some of its rivals at similar prices with aromas of toffee, honey and rich oak notes on the nose leading onto a warm and rich palate with cocoa and oaky flavours.