The Eagle Rare brand was introduced by Seagrams in 1975 as a high-end bourbon to compete with Wild Turkey, and was produced primarily at their Lawrenceburg distillery (now Four Roses). It was offered at 10 years and 101 proof. The brand moved to New Orleans when purchased by Sazerac in 1989, and eventually started to be produced at Buffalo Trace; in 1999 it started showing Frankfort on the label. It was discontinued in 2005 in lieu of their 90 proof version. The name is also carried on in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection as Eagle Rare 17. See also the Seagrams Timeline for more info.

 

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Eagle Rare 10/101, Lawrenceburg, 750ml, 1980

Photos courtesy of Kurt Suda

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Eagle Rare 10/101, Lawrenceburg, 750ml, 1981

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Eagle Rare 10yr 90pf Lawrenceburg Export, 750ml, 1986

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Eagle Rare 10/101 “New Orleans” 1.75L

This bottle is odd in that the glass shows 2002, but labels had switch to Frankfort around 1999. The explanation is probably that they were using up old label stock, a provision allowed by the TTB.

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Eagle Rare 10/101, Frankfort, 1L, 2003

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Eagle Rare 10/101, Frankfort, 750ml, 2004

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Eagle Rare 10/101 Frankfort, 1.75L, 2005

In a plastic handle!

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