Bourbon American Whiskey No Age Statement - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
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.
I don't know if any of the people reviewing here have actually tasted George T Stagg, but I have to say that this is pretty close. It's younger, but with some time in the glass, the deep wood and sugar notes are all there. In my mind this is a cult whiskey for serious connoisseurs. It's not to be taken lightly, and with the 60%+ ABV you have to know what you're doing because it will knock you on your ass if you're not careful. You can barely find this in the states, so it's rare! Beyond that though, its a great dram to have with an ice cube, splash of water and a coke or diet coke on the side.
4th July 2014
Stagg Jr. is good whiskey. Offourse if you expect Stagg Jr. to be a George T. Stagg you will be dissapointed. But keep in mind it's ½ Price of the SR and with this in mind you've got a pretty decent Bourbon. I really like it.
2nd May 2014
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.