Stagg was created in response to consumer demand for well-aged, high proof bourbon. At 129.2 proof (oof!), it locks in significant ABV value. This particular vintage is aged at 15 years, 3 months with only 309 barrels of the juice in existence. The Grain is a mix of Kentucky Corn (primary), Minnesota Rye, and North Dakota Malted Barley.
We tasted George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2017 release) at Meeting No. 65 on December 14, 2017. We rated it very highly at 3.88 out of 5. George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2017 release) ranks 15th overall in Bourbon. At a street price of $200, this spirit is expensive, but worth it.
This has that mouth covering feel that I’ve come to know from Stagg. Less proof from years past but still delightful. This is part parlor trick of what Bourbon can do to your mouth and part mastery of what can be made with a little extra care and time.
Well there you go. Bourbon for professionals. Holy crap that’s good livin!
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Smoothest of the night. It tastes like melted brown sugar mixed with butter mixed with fire mixed with bananas foster. Every sip is different.
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I don’t know my own name anymore. Sam? Roger? Daphne? This one...I didn’t love as much. But I think it might just be a personal taste pref. The hint of cinnamon is nice though.
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