Buffalo Trace Distillery has released its 20-year-old Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon at 101 proof. The 2021 edition is the third release in the Frankfort, Kentucky-based brand’s series, which was introduced in 2019.
The Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon matured 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.
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 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.
The 2021 Double Eagle Very Rare is priced at $2,000. It will be available starting in February.
In December, Buffalo Trace Distillery released Stagg Jr 15th Batch Bourbon at a staggering 131.1 proof. The winter allocation of the Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey arrived just ahead of the holidays.
In September, Buffalo Trace Distillery released its 2020 Antique Collection of Whiskeys. The collection once again features five limited-release Whiskeys of various ages, recipes, and proofs.