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.  

“We’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.   “We 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.”