Review #632 | /r/Bourbon Review #367 – Stagg Jr. Batch 7
The Schtick: This release of Stagg Jr is bottled at 65.95% ABV. Stagg Junior is a Buffalo Trace product that is aged “around 10 years” and bottled at cask strength. It is distilled using the Mashbill 1 recipe. This is the 7th batch they have released.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 65.00% ABV
Nose: Super sweet – caramel, toffee, vanilla. Fruity sweetness: passion fruit, melon, cherries. Faint ethanol, faint oakiness. Loaded with honey, faint cocoa undertones.
Taste: Thick, rich, loaded with caramel, toffee and subtle oak. Some bitterness, but it’s pretty subdued. There is pretty evident heat, but it’s not punishing for the proof. Lots of fruitiness also.
Finish: Long, sweet and balanced nice with some peppery oak. Very sweet still – the toffee, cocoa and cherries are real here.
Overall: This is nice and I like it as much than some of the other batches that are more recent. Their consistency is honed in and well executed.
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2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
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