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Every Eagle Rare 17 Reviewed [2021]

Last updated Jan 13, 2021 | Published on Jan 10, 2021

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by Matty Sims

Glencairn Whiskey Glass

Eagle Rare is made with Buffalo Trace’s mashbill #1. The difference between GTS and ER17? ER17 comes off the still at 140 proof whereas GTS is 135 proof. Plus GTS is uncut and unfiltered whereas ER17 is chill-filtered and offered at 101 proof. Also, the average age of Eagle Rare 17 is 17 years and 7 months — three releases seeing bourbons over 18 years and four releases 19 years plus.

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Eagle Rare 17 Analysis

Eagle Rare 17

ER17 DetailsFacts
Mashbill
Large GrainKentucky Corn: Distillers Grade 1 and 2
Small GrainMinnesota Rye
Finish GrainNorth Dakota Malted Barley
Fermentation
Milling Screen#10
Cook Temp240 Degrees Fahrenheit
WaterKY Limestone with Reverse Osmosis
FermentationCarbon Steel/Black Iron Fermenter
MashSour
Distillation
DistillationDouble Distilled
Beer Still and Doubler
Off the Still140 Proof
In the Barrel125 Proof
In the Bottle90 Proof (2000 to 2018)
101 Proof (2019 to present)
BarrelNew, White Oak
#4 Alligator Char (55 Seconds)
Barrel MakerIndependent Stave Co
712 East Main
Lebanon, KY 40033
Barrel Size53 Liquid Gallons
66.25 Original Proof Gallons
FiltrationChill Filtered



Eagle Rare 17 2020 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2020
ER17Average2020
Evaporation Loss62.06%59.00%
WarehouseWarehouse P
Floors1st Floor
# of Barrels35.53N/A
Age17.7218.3
Proof91.05101

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Eagle Rare 17 2019 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2019
ER17Average2019
Evaporation Loss62.06%66.00%
WarehouseWarehouse P
Floors1st Floor
# of Barrels35.53N/A
Age17.7217.3
Proof91.05101

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Eagle Rare 17 2018 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2018
ER17Average2018
Evaporation Loss62.06%89.50%
WarehouseWarehouse C
Floors1st, 2nd, and 5th Floors
# of Barrels35.5345
Age17.7218.4
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2018 Awards

Eagle Rare 17 2017 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2017
ER17Average2017
Evaporation Loss62.06%89.50%
WarehouseWarehouses C, K & P
Floors1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floors
# of Barrels35.5336
Age17.7217.3
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2017 Awards

Eagle Rare 17 2016 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2016
ER17Average2016
Evaporation Loss62.06%66.10%
WarehouseWarehouses H & K
Floors1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floors
# of Barrels35.5332.00
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2016 Awards

  • “3 Stars – Recommended” – F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal, December 2016
  • 2016 Best Bourbon, 10-17 Years (Multiple Barrels) – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

Eagle Rare 17 2015 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2015
ER17Average2015
Evaporation Loss62.06%0.66
WarehouseWarehouses Q & I
Floors1st, 2nd and 3rd Floor
# of Barrels35.5326.00
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2015 Awards

  • 2015 Silver Outstanding Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition

Eagle Rare 17 2014 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2014
ER17Average2014
Evaporation Loss62.06%54.90%
WarehouseWarehouses I & K
Floors2nd, 3rd, and 6th Floors
# of Barrels35.5326
Age17.7219
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2014 Awards

  • 2014 Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2014 Bronze, American Bourbon Whiskey – World Whiskies Awards

Eagle Rare 17 2013 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2013
ER17Average2013
Evaporation Loss62.06%54.70%
WarehouseWarehouses I & K
Floors2nd, 3rd, and 6th Floors
# of Barrels35.5325.00
Age17.7219
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2013 Awards

  • 2013 Silver Outstanding Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition

Eagle Rare 17 2012 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2012
ER17Average2012
Evaporation Loss62.06%54.20%
WarehouseWarehouses I & K
Floors2nd, 3rd, and 6th Floors
# of Barrels35.5323.00
Age17.7219.1
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2012 Awards

  • 2012 Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Best North American Whiskey – World’s Best Whiskies
  • 2012 Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Liquid Gold Award – 94 points – Jim Murray’s 2013 Whisky Bible
  • #6 of The Ten Highest Rated Whiskies – Whisky Advocate Winter 2012

Eagle Rare 17 2011 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2011
ER17Average2011
Evaporation Loss62.06%52.70%
WarehouseWarehouses I & K
Floors2nd, 3rd, and 6th Floors
# of Barrels35.5324.00
Age17.7218.7
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2011 Awards

  • 2011 Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Excellent

Eagle Rare 17 2010 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2010
ER17Average2010
Evaporation Loss62.06%49.30%
WarehouseWarehouses C, H, I, Q, & K
Floors1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Floors
# of Barrels35.5374.00
Age17.7217.7
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2010 Awards

  • 2010 Silver Medal – Best in Class – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2010 Silver Medal – Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition

Eagle Rare 17 2009 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2009
ER17Average2009
Evaporation Loss62.06%47.80%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.5339.00
Age17.7217.4
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2009 Awards

  • 2009 Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Eagle Rare 17 2008 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2008
ER17Average2008
Evaporation Loss62.06%67.28%
WarehouseWarehouses K, Q, H, & I
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.5362.00
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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Eagle Rare 17 2007 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2007
ER17Average2007
Evaporation Loss62.06%70.64%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.5344.00
Age17.7219
Proof91.0590

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Eagle Rare 17 2006 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2006
ER17Average2006
Evaporation Loss62.06%55.54%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.5347.00
Age17.7218
Proof91.0590

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Eagle Rare 17 2005 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2005
ER17Average2005
Evaporation Loss62.06%55.54%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.5336.00
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2005 Awards

  • 2005 Silver Medal – Whisky Magazine

Eagle Rare 17 2004 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2004
ER17Average2004
Evaporation Loss62.06%68.47%
WarehouseWarehouses H & I
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.539.00
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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Eagle Rare 17 2003 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2003
ER17Average2003
Evaporation Loss62.06%58.00%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.5329.00
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2003 Awards

  • 2003 Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2003 Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2003 Silver Medal – International Spirits Challenge

Eagle Rare 17 2002 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2002
ER17Average2002
Evaporation Loss62.06%58.00%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.5327.00
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2002 Awards

  • 2002 Seal of Approval – International Spirits Challenge

Eagle Rare 17 2001 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2001
ER17Average2001
Evaporation Loss62.06%N/A
WarehouseN/A
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.53N/A
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2001 Awards

  • 2001 Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2001 Gold Medal – International Spirits Challenge
  • 2001 Bronze Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Eagle Rare 17 2000 Review

Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) 2000
ER17Average2000
Evaporation Loss62.06%58.00%
WarehouseWarehouse V
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels35.53N/A
Age17.7217
Proof91.0590

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ER17 2000 Awards

  • 2000 Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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