Review #68. Stagg Jr Batch 2

Review #68 | /r/Bourbon Review #38 – Stagg Jr. Batch 2

The Schtick: Stagg Jr is made from the same mashbill as the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection’s George T. Stagg product. This is aged “almost ten years” per the label and is bottled at cask strength.


Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 64.35% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: More ethanol in the nose. More vanilla. A bit less cinnamon but this mirrors my expectations for what I thought I’d sniff out of Batch 1 on the first time around.

Taste: The vanilla here is far more pronounced. More complex and balanced. There’s a bit more chocolate and a lot of molasses.

Finish: It’s a bit shorter than Batch 1 but it is far more complex. We’re headed in a good direction, folks.

Overall: It improves. Still not sure I’d clamber to bunker these suckers but the improvement from Batch 1 is very evident.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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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