Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon, Our Drink of the Week!
I left a cryptic note on the empty bottle promising Masonic torture if I ever discovered their identity, which must've worked somewhat: while the bourbon pirate finished off the bottle of Elmer T. Lee (I still keep that empty bottle, as a reminder of the depravity of mankind), they left the bottle of Eagle Rare Single Barrel bourbon alone--and thank God for that, as it's a great Kentucky juice.
It has a clean, strong scent, and the texture is thin, not the thicker makeup of Maker's or Woodford Reserve. But Eagle Rare settles on your palate perfectly--peppery, a bit of toastiness from sitting for 10 years in charred oak barrels, not as sweet as it competitors because it's leans toward bourbon's fiery side.
The bottle recommends it for sipping purposes, but this Eagle Rare would make a killer Manhattan with its sharp edge and ability to cut clear through the vermouth and ice. Now I know why the office Bourbon Pirate didn't plunder this bottle: it's a man's bourbon, and that scoundrel was a LOSER...
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