George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2017)
George T. Stagg // Kentucky, USA
Using a mashbill recipe of Kentucky corn, Minnesota rye, and North Dakota malted barley, this bourbon was distilled to 135 proof and entered the barrel at 125 proof in the spring of 2002. This bourbon spent over 15 years and 3 months in barrels from Warehouses C, K, M, and Q. This batch consists of only 309 barrels. As always, it is uncut and unfiltered. This year’s bottling comes in at 129.2 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Sweet leathery funk and a huge dollop of maple syrup start you off. Pleasant char notes mingle well with the woody flavors and more sweet, dark maple syrup on the palate. Loads of barrels spices tingle the tongue and throat. Minty finish. Pour this on a giant rock and put your feet up--you're going to want to take your time with this one."