FRANKFORT, Ky. – 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 Frankfort-based 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.
The suggested retail pricing for Double Eagle Very Rare is $2,000; state taxes will vary per market. It will be available starting in February. To watch a video of the production of this bottle click here.
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at Buffalo Trace Distillery, the world’s most award-winning Distillery. Named after America’s emblem, Eagle Rare was created in 1975, as the United States prepared to celebrate its bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Like its namesake, Eagle Rare Bourbon symbolizes the American dream, accomplishment, liberty and reaching higher. Eagle Rare Bourbon is aged 10 years and has won a host of awards, including five double gold medals. The Eagle Rare family consists of Eagle Rare Bourbon (10 years old), Eagle Rare 17 Years old, part of the Antique Collection and Double Eagle Very Rare (20 years old).
About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace is an American family-owned company. It produces bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year for 2018 and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world for 2020.