Buffalo Trace goes head to head with it’s older brother, Eagle Rare to try and claim title for the best bourbon under $50. Both are incredible value bourbons, between $25 and $35. You won’t be disappointed with either of these mid shelf bourbons. Both are made by Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, using the same mash recipe, but there are a few nuances that separate the two.
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world. Made from the finest corn, rye and barley malt, this whiskey ages in new oak barrels for years in century old warehouses until the peak of maturity. The taste is rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee and candied fruit. The smooth finish lingers on the palate. This will never change. You can purchase Buffalo Trace by clicking HERE.
Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavor but with a seemingly individual personality. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience. You can purchase Eagle Rare by clicking HERE.
TASTING NOTES: The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.