No Mom, I Don’t Have a Drinking Problem: Eagle Rare 10 Year

Eagle Rare 10 Year, in the bottle that it comes in and the free glassware I got from work
  • Whew! That sure is bourbon!
  • Kind of sweet, as far as a high proof alcohol can be
  • Fruity???
  • Vague note of caramel
  • Wow, you can definitely tell this is 90 proof
  • Fairly sweet
  • Vague hint of caramel (I know! All this talk of how I’m just gonna say all whiskey tastes like whiskey and yet here I am!)
  • Yep, that’s definitely bourbon
  • Shockingly smooth tbh
  • Very soft in mouth. I don’t really know how to describe the texture, but it didn’t feel like I was holding something caustic or poisonous in my mouth like some higher proof liquors do
  • Viscous. Not like, noticeably so, but definitely thicker than water. I’m pretty sure there’s a saying about this (Blood is thicker than water is bullshit, but bourbon is thicker than water could have some truth to it! Maybe at the end of the day, the drinks were just the friends we made along the way… Wow, I’m definitely drunk)
  • Lightly peppery, definitely reminiscent of rye, although that could theoretically just be the fact that it’s 90 proof and I normally drink bourbon on ice because I’m a pansy
  • Ok, I’m definitely not crazy about the peppery-ness. There was definitely something to that, and it was a lot more prominent immediately after swallowing (phrasing)
  • Even though (I’ll admit, I did the tiniest bit of research after drinking) the rye in the mash (basically, the grains that are used to make the fermentation substrate that will eventually be distilled to become bourbon) is very minimal, it still came through after the fact
  • Burnt sugar??? Like vaguely sweet but also a little bit bitter and carbon-y
  • Definitely faded fast, but more of the finish, which was very nice
  • Kind of sweet
  • No burning sensation
  • I have to pee (this isn’t related to the aftertaste but the thought occurred to me while writing and youse need to know)

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Harper Pollio-Barbee

Harper Pollio-Barbee

I sell fancy grape juice (wine) and drink less fancy grape juice (kedem). Follow me on twitter to see me be feral @hpbeatsoff