Review #70. Stagg Jr Batch 4

Review #70 | /r/Bourbon Review #40 – Stagg Jr. Batch 4

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: Very muted overall. Some clove, vanilla and spice.

Taste: Oh thank god. There’s vanilla, lots of cherry and chocolate and a bit of molasses and cream. It’s hot, but not punishing. It’s proportional and very well blended with the other notes.

Finish: It’s long, its a bit hot but this has the most flavor of any batch so far. I like it.

Overall: Progress has been made – this is the first of the batches that has left me feeling a bit impressed. The nose, palate and finish are all very solid and align closely with what I hoped I’d find. Big flavor, present but not punishing ethanol notes and a great finish.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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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