I’ve been waxing poetic lately about the local finds here in Atlanta/Decatur and this bourbon is no exception. Still with the age statement on it, indicating they haven’t run out of good juice yet, Eagle Rare’s 10 year DPS offering offers the bourbon connoisseur a lighter bodied, yet fully flavored bourbon in the same bottle.
It doesn’t require a cube like the DPS edition of 1792 did, as the alcohol has a perfect balance between mellow and spice to pair with any cigar you want to throw at it.
Yes, I mean any. Be it something as luxurious as Don Cervantes or a heavy pepper bomb like anything the magnificent Don Pepin Garcia makes, this bourbon will pair nicely with it.
At the start of the year, I’m going to stock up on different liquors so we can play a new game. Cocktail hour!
Our weekly review includes this specialty barrel release of 1792. I’ve had the original release and it was pretty tasty but man was it spicy as fuck.
This limited release had the same attributes but since I began drinking bourbon, I’ve learned a few tricks about the hotter blends. This was also, was spicy as fuck. Got an orange tint on the color with caramel notes on the nose.
I added whiskey rocks to it. That made a huge difference. The rocks
were the ones that just cool the drink down. I’ve found they’ve helped take away some of the intensity and heat without dulling the flavor of a whiskey.
Letting the glass sit for a moment gave it room to breathe and finally cool down. Now the sweetness comes out – light corn but mostly mellow caramel with a hint of vanilla on the end. Not a shooting bourbon, that’s for sure, unless you like burning your throat!