Review #1399 – Stagg Jr. Batch 11

The Schtick: This is the 11th Batch of Stagg Jr – a ten-ish year old barrel proof release from Buffalo Trace featuring mashbill 1.

Review #1399 | Bourbon Review #614

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

Brand: Buffalo Trace

Selection: N/A

ABV: 63.95% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Toffee, nice oak, caramel and honey. Faint berry. Mild heat, lots of vanilla.

Taste: Thick, rich, some heat. Berries – blackberry, cherry and vanilla. Nice oak structure, rich mouth feel. Toffee and caramel.

Finish: Long, a bit hot. Lots going on, toffee, oak and cherry. Vanilla bean, nice structure.

Overall: Another winner from Buffalo Trace. It’s hard to go wrong with these. A hair fruitier, and a tiny bit hotter, but I like this just as much as releases on both sides.

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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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