George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2013)
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
Aged 15 years, uncut and unfiltered, this is NOT a whiskey for the faint of heart. George T. Stagg is 1/5 of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and by far the most aggressive of the lot. Hot and angry out of this bottle, this whiskey blooms nicely with some water.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask TypeNew American Oak
"A nose full of heat, but once subsided, we find cherries, chocolate, tobacco and brown sugar. On the palate, notes combine into chocolate covered cherries, dipped in honey. The finish is long with even more chocolate, mixed with coffee and a cherry [syrup] on top."