Buffalo Trace Ups the Ante with Double Eagle Very Rare

Whaaaaattttt??? Another release from Buffalo Trace? Already? Buffalo Trace Distillery announces the release of an ultra-rare, 20-year-old bourbon, Double Eagle Very Rare. Only 299 bottles of this 90 proof, $1,999 bourbon will be released this year, but 2020 will see another round.

The limited edition whiskey’s name has a double meaning, perhaps taking inspiration from Animal House?

According to the distillery’s announcement, the rare bourbon will be packaged in a luxurious, hand blown crystal decanter and silver presentation box consisting of two sliding doors, imprinted with a design reminiscent of eagle feathers. The 20-year-old bourbon matured twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon and the Double Eagle decanter features two beautifully sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, and one serving as the stopper.  

β€œWe’ve been waiting for this whiskey to mature for years. Even after two decades, these barrel are surprisingly balanced. Hints of vanilla, toasted oak and caramel lead to a gracefully aged oaky flavor,” said Kris Comstock, senior marketing director for Eagle Rare.   β€œWe worked on the packaging for more than two years, and finally settled on what we think is a beautiful decanter inside an eye catching, yet tastefully decorated box.  Something that anyone would be proud to display on their bar. And it tastes even better than it looks.”