Buffalo Trace Distillery Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, a 20-year-old whiskey, is the latest release from the famed Kentucky distillery.
This is the third iteration in the series, which launched initially in 2019.
Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon aged for two decades on the lower floors of Buffalo Trace’s warehouses, which is twice as long as the standard 10-year-old Eagle Rare Bourbon.
Presented in the same handcrafted package as previous releases, the 2020 Double Eagle Very Rare has a notable update to its proof – to 101. That number is a nod to the original proof of Eagle Rare Bourbon when it first came out in 1975.
Double Eagle Very Rare comes in a crystal decanter within 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 crystal decanter, which features two sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside of the bottle and the other serving as the stopper.
Buffalo Trace produced only 199 of these bottles. Each includes an individually numbered letter of authenticity, noting it’s from this specific collection.
Distillery-provided tasting notes for this 20-year-old bourbon include a nose of dark cherries and creamy caramel, a palate of dark chocolate, smoked oak and dates, and a finish of cinnamon, anise and oak.
The suggested retail pricing for Double Eagle Very Rare is $2,000 per 750-ml. bottle. It is available starting in February.