Review #632. Stagg Jr Batch 7 130pf

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.

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Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 65.00% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample

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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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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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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