Fans of Eagle Rare have a new collectible to track down.
Buffalo Trace Distillery today announced the release of a 20-year-old bourbon called Double Eagle Very Rare. A crystal decanter and silver presentation box accompany this limited-edition whiskey.
The name has two meanings. The 20-year-old bourbon matured twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon. Also, the Double Eagle decanter features two sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, while the other serves as the stopper.
The presentation box consists of two sliding doors, imprinted with a design reminiscent of eagle feathers. Sliding open the doors triggers spotlights above and below the bottle, revealing the hand-blown crystal decanter.
Only 299 of these special bottles were produced. An individually numbered letter of authenticity comes with each.
“Even after two decades, these barrel are surprisingly balanced. Hints of vanilla, toasted oak and caramel lead to a gracefully aged oaky flavor,” says 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.”
The suggested retail pricing for Double Eagle Very Rare is $1,999 per 750-ml. bottle. The next release of this 90-proof whiskey will be spring 2020.