Thought this was interesting. Over in the, oddly grating, bourbon subreddit a shop owner was sharing some pictures of his first barrel purchase and in the usual fawning someone noticed it was stamped "Mashbill 2", which isn't the usual one for Eagle Rare. http://www.reddit.com/r/bourbon/comm...career/cre82df
He asked BT and this is the response he got:
"Yes, typically Eagle Rare is assigned to Rye Mash Bourbon #1 but given the relative similarity of the two recipes we sometimes come across barrels made using Rye Mash Bourbon #2 that match the taste profile of Eagle Rare perfectly as was the case with this barrel selection."
I know they're pretty close ratios for both their mashbills but this surprised me, figured that extra 5% of rye would make enough difference that the profiles would never overlap, but I guess stranger things have happened. I've never been very big on the expressions from mashbill #1, outside of Stagg/Stagg JR they've always been over-oaked to me, but maybe that all comes down to barrel selection and aging more than ingredients.