Review #1385 – Stagg Jr. Batch 10

The Schtick: This is the 10th Batch of Stagg Jr – a ten-ish year old barrel proof release from Buffalo Trace featuring mashbill 1. Stock image.

Review #1385 | Bourbon Review #609

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

Brand: Buffalo Trace

Selection: N/A

ABV: 63.2% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Bright cherry, and other red fruit. Honey, lots of cocoa, oak and pepper. Strong cola and cherry note, reminiscent of some early batches of ECBP. Some ethanol, not a ton.

Taste: Thick, rich, powerful. Lots of heat, but balanced against a great body and lots of viscosity. Cherry, vanilla cream, oak, toffee and tobacco. Fruity and juicy.

Finish: Long, powerful but a bit hot although not punishing for the proof. Oakier here, which balances well against the cherry, fruits, vanilla and toffee. Not too dry or tannic.

Overall: Well done once again, this release of Stagg Jr seems to show that BT has found and can maintain their impressive stride with the bottling.

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Rank: 7


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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