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Twice the age of the 10-year-old Eagle Rare, the name of this expression is a reference to both its age and the two eagle figurines ― one in the form of a stopper, the second within the luxurious bottle. Only 299 bottles were produced.
The Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, according to those behind it, is matured twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon. It is all about the presentation with this one in addition to the age though, with the Double Eagle crystal decanter featuring “two beautifully sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, and one serving as the stopper.
A Timeless Craft
For over 200 years, our Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this time honored craft from start to finish.
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr.
E.H. Taylor, Jr. was a visionary in the whiskey world with a mind for distilling that was years ahead of its time. He founded a world class Distillery, made advancements to the industry, and fought for the purity and legitimacy of bourbon gaining him the title of the “Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry.”
Taylor is celebrated for the countless innovations he contributed to the bourbon industry in his time. His first involvement in the industry came as a banker, aiding in the organization and financing of several distilleries. Through his experience as a banker, Taylor became personally acquainted with several prominent whiskey makers. Taylor's 1869 purchase of a small Leestown distillery that he christened O.F.C. was his first foray into distilling, making an immediate mark on the industry by modernizing, expanding and upgrading the plant. Among his innovations were copper fermentation tanks, state-of-the-art grain equipment, column stills, modernized buildings, a more efficient sour mash technique and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system still used in the barrel warehouses today.
A skilled politician, Taylor was instrumental in fighting for higher standards in the bourbon industry, pushing for the passage of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. As if his involvement in the bourbon industry wasn't enough, Taylor served as mayor of Frankfort for sixteen years.
The O.F.C. Distillery was purchased by George T. Stagg in 1879 and remains an integral part of Buffalo Trace's history. Taylor is remembered as the last of a breed, a true bourbon aristocrat who was responsible for linking the classic and modern eras of bourbon making.
Surprisingly balanced after two decades of aging, this bourbon has hints of vanilla, toasted oak, and caramel with a luxurious oakiness.
- 2022 Gold American Whiskey Masters
- 2022 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
- 2022 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
- 2022 Double Gold TAG Global Spirits Awards
- 2022 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- 2022 Gold International Spirits Challenge
- 2022 Extraordinary / Ultimate Recommendation (95-100 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
- 2021 Gold American Whiskey Masters
- 2021 Gold North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
- 2021 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
- 2021 Gold Whiskies of the World
- 2021 Excellent / Highly Recommended (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
- 2021 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
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