Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 20-year-old Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, the third release in the series, which was introduced in 2019.
This bourbon slumbered for two decades on the lower floors of Buffalo Trace’s historic warehouses, which is twice as long as the standard 10-year-old Eagle Rare Bourbon.
Luxuriously presented in the same handcrafted package as the previous releases, this release of Double Eagle Very Rare has a notable update to its proof – to 101, a nod to the original proof of Eagle Rare Bourbon when it was first released in 1975.
The two-decades-old bourbon is bottled in a luxurious crystal decanter and arrives in a silver presentation box. The presentation box consists of two sliding doors, imprinted with a design similar to eagle feathers. The sliding doors open to a spotlight of the stunning, hand-blown crystal decanter, which features two sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside of the bottle and one serving as the stopper.
Only 199 of these bottles were produced and each bottle includes an individually numbered letter of authenticity noting it is from this specific collection.
Tasting notes for this 20-year-old bourbon include a nose of dark cherries and creamy caramel, on the palate, dark chocolate, smoked oak and dates, followed by a long, complex finish of cinnamon, anise and oak.