Review #1388 – Stagg Jr. Batch 12

The Schtick: This is the 12th Batch of Stagg Jr – a ten-ish year old barrel proof release from Buffalo Trace featuring mashbill 1. Stock Image

Review #1388 | Bourbon Review #611

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

Brand: Buffalo Trace

Selection: N/A

ABV: 66.15% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Honey, oak, ethanol, cherry and pepper. Heavy ethanol along with super rich cherry and caramel.

Taste: Toffee, oak caramel and coffee. Nice structure with a full mouth feel. A bit of heat but balanced well against the cherry, toffee and some vanilla bean.

Finish: Long, a bit of heat but rich with coffee, toffee, cherry cordial and vanilla bean.

Overall: Solid and consistent, delightful at every turn even despite the heat. I think I might like this just a hair less than 13, but we’re splitting hairs here. Can’t go wrong snagging one of these.

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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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