Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 13
Stagg Jr. // Kentucky , USA
Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 13 from Buffalo Trace is bottled at 128.4 proof. The bourbon is uncut and unfiltered, and is matured for eight years. It's intended to have a similar profile to the popular George T. Stagg, and is released in batches twice per year. Batch 13 was announced in January 2020 and the 14th batch is expected in late spring/early summer of 2020. Stagg Jr. was first introduced in 2013.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose gets started with vanilla, Red Hots, spearmint, and sour cherries, along with oak and barrel char. "Junior" may be younger in age but is no soft touch at this proof, with big, booming and rich flavors of cinnamon and black pepper along with leather, cedar, and medicinal notes. The finish is lengthy with heat, highlighted by vanilla cupcakes. Ice rounds out the harshness and kicks up the vanillins, but actually even more so amplifies an astringent, tannic oak profile."