George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2016)
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection // Kentucky, USA
This uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon is bottled at a proof of 144.1. The barrels were filled in the spring of 2001 and yielded 142 barrels in this year's batch. The barrels were stored in Warehouses M, N, H, L, & K.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"No hiding from the Stagg'ering proof on the nose. Beneath the heat though is cocoa, cornbread, rye spice, and spearmint. Big palate offers a rush of heat. Search around it for vanilla, cedar, and light toffee, along with more of the medicinal side. Somewhat hot on the finish with cinnamon, cloves, and cocoa. Adding water is highly recommended, offering a richer and rounder profile."