American Eagle 4 Years Old
- ABV: 40%
- Age: 4 Years Old
- Bottling: OB
- Category: Tennessee Bourbon whiskey
- Cost: £29.95
- Origin: Undisclosed
- Vintage: Undeclared
What they say
Distilled from a mash bill comprising 84% corn, the four-year-old Bourbon has been matured in American oak barrels and underwent a charcoal-mellow filtration process.
Our 4 years old whiskey is rich and creamy with notes of toasted oak, vanilla and fudge, bitter sweet orange and warming white pepper spice.
Official tasting notes:
Colour: A light Amber
Nose: Very fresh with notes of bitter sweet orange
Flavour: Toasted oak, sweet vanilla and fudge; the orange comes through on the palate
Finish: A long pleasantly dry and creamy finish with warming white pepper spice.
What I say
American Eagle Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey was produced by Halewood Spirits, unfortunately the UK trademark for this whisky was concluded to infringe upon Sazerac’s long establisher Eagle Rare (according to World Trademark Review). Which altogether underlines my lack of enthusiasm for a large portion of “Bourbon” due to its indeterminate nature, origin, etc. Whilst it is popular currently to mock Japanese whisky for its lack of regulation, I don’t feel Bourbon bottling regulation offers much in comparison.
Sampled as part of the Master of Malt American and Bourbon Whiskey Advent Calendar 2020.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Full amber gold (10/20), large tears and thick legs.
- Nose: Sweet, estery, banana, wood polish, vanilla, custard, banana split dessert, fruity, apple, cherry, and red berry fruits.
- Taste: Rounded and full bodied, silken on the palate, apple, vanilla, orange zest, some cinnamon and allspice and a touch of caramel.
- Finish: Long, woody oak, drying, wood spices persist.
Full bodied and full flavoured, very enjoyable for a 4 year old Bourbon and not overly sweet or corny.
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