Updated: Feb 29, 2020
Buffalo Trace Distillery - Single Barrel - 90 proof
Eagle Rare was our obvious first choice of bourbon to review given our lasting love for this product.
“You know we're going to get torn apart on this. Ridiculous bourbon snobs just tearing us apart.”
Our first bourbon review
We're not professionals. Far from it, and don't claim to be. Like many people, we enjoy bourbon and would occasionally look up reviews to see what people think about a product and compare what we thought. While there is value in reading or listening to what a pro says, we just couldn't relate to the tasting notes or complexity of their palate. So, we tried to do a review that the average bourbon drinking Dad could understand. We look at 5 different categories in our own terms: Bottle, Appearance, Smell, Value, and Taste.
Bottle: "I look at this bottle, see that big ol' eagle, and I think freedom" -Ian
Appearance: "Its got a good.... bourbon color" -Ian
Smell: "From an aroma standpoint, its really good" -Steve
Value: $35 bucks or so retail
Taste: "Its got a good feel to it, in my mouth" -Steve
"It tastes like fuckin' freedom" -Ian