George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2014)

Bourbon

Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA

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community rating

4.53
4 out of 5 stars
( 143 )

Barrels for this release of the Big Boy of the Antique Collection were selected from Warehouses C, H, I, K, L, P and Q. It is uncut and unfiltered, and though it has no age statement attached, it was distilled in the spring of 1998. As always, this is super high proof and recommended with a drop of water to really let it do its thing.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    69.05
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new charred oak

Tasting Notes

"Very concentrated flavors of dark dried fruits (figs, dates), bittersweet chocolate (at least 80% strength), vanilla, dark pie cherries, molasses and cedar. The flavors are tight as a sausage casing until some water is added, then it really blossoms. As with many older bourbons, it has a certain mustiness, here very pleasant. Stagg always has a bit of a burn, but for fans, that's part of the fun!"

Score 92

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