A sensational Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, this single barrel project is a powerful, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls style of bourbon that has been aged 10 years and has 45% alcohol, which makes it 90 proof. Seemingly bigger than that in the mouth, it is full-bodied with lots of caramelized citrus, maple syrup, smoky crème brûlée and cappuccino-like notes as well as terrific fruit from the fermentation. The wood is only a complementary aspect of this velvety textured, full throttle bourbon. It appears to be a classic.
95 points, eRobertParker.com (May 3, 2013)
B-21 Editor Note: We did some research on this to avoid confusion. The "single barrel" designation was removed from the bottle in 2014, yet production remains the same. It's still the same 10yr bourbon. To increase production, Eagle Rare introduced a new bottling line. Out of integrity's sake, Eagle Rare decided to drop the "single barrel" designation, as some barrels might mix in their second bottling line for the 10yr Eagle Rare.