George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018)
George T. Stagg // Kentucky, USA
George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018) is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's edition was distilled in spring 2003 and matured in Warehouses C, H, I, K, P, & Q. This batch yielded 284 barrels, not quite as much as 2017 but significantly more than previous years. Bottled at 124.9 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Vanilla toffee and glazed donuts lead on the nose, with a confectioner's mix of cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Tannic oak and cedar chips offer an astringent start to the palate, which then opens up with a hefty dose of baking spices, burnt caramel, baked apples, candied ginger, and almonds. More vanilla, now laced with spearmint and black pepper, shows on a long finish that can wash the troubles of the world away. "