Eagle Rare Barrel Selects (aka barrel picks) go back to the brand’s traditional single barrel roots, allowing each barrel to showcase everything that’s great (and/or potentially flawed) about that whiskey. I’m very happy see that Eagle Rare barrel picks are becoming more frequent again, because they’re a great way to smell and taste how the same whiskey can be different solely on barrel selection.
Speaking of barrel selection, in this review, I dive deep into Potomac Wine and Spirits’ Eagle Rare Barrel Select, brought to you and me from Potomac Wine & Spirits in Washington DC. This 2019 Barrel select comes from barrel 09-E-19-P-5-15-006 and was aged for 10 years and 3 days in warehouse P, floor 5, rick 15. Fun fact: Buffalo Trace actually responds to emails regarding single barrel details, so thank you to Susannah for providing that barrel info. The standard Eagle Rare 10 release is a solid bourbon, so let’s find out how good this specially selected barrel is in this Eagle Rare barrel select review.