Review #69 | /r/Bourbon Review #39 – Stagg Jr. Batch 3
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: 66.05% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Even more vanilla and there’s something new here…cherries. With it comes a bit more clove and chocolate.
Taste: Much sweeter than previous batches. Vanilla abounds, and there’s almost a creamy custard like sweetness. Lots of cherry too.
Finish: Longer again, much like Batch 1 without the napalm. It’s still hot, yes, but it seems proportional to the proof and there’s tons of flavor here. Significant balance not seen quite yet.
Overall: This is a significant improvement over the first two batches.
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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