Insider knowledge: Stagg Jr. whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Stagg Jr. whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
There's nothing about this whiskey that'd cause you to dislike it; if you had The Stagg Jr as part of a blind tasting you'd be raving about it. Everything in this rye-forward bourbon is present, and the nine years it's been aged compares very favourably with its 16 year old brother. It's peppery, spicy, with a big molasses kick and an incredibly rich mouth-feel: a very good whiskey indeed.
10th March 2014
Too beastly to inherit the name Stagg, although makes a good mixer.
9th February 2014
The first batch we received at our store 3 out of the six bottles had fruit flys. It lacked the refinement of the SR. If you want a good high end mixer yes, but don't expect a great sipping experience. Not bad just poorly executed.