Stagg Jr. 67.2%
The first batch of Stagg Jr. is here! It may be a younger, more approachable version of the George T. Stagg bourbon, one of Buffalo Trace's most loved (and hardest to get hold of) bourbons, but that doesn't mean that Stagg Jr. is any less fantastic. It's unfiltered and bottled at barrel strength, this one being a sturdy 67.2% abv. As the old expression goes "Like father, like son".
Burn? Add water! (Duh)
A great value
This is amazing bourbon, but you need to put it in a Glencairn and add water for all the wonderful flavors to come out to meet you. No more burn...just fantastic. But, please, keep hating on it. More for me!
23rd March 2015
Rich and heavy, with more front end burn and fewer tannins and bitterness than GTS. Fruit notes are stronger, roasted cherry and raisin. Heresy, but I prefer it over GTS. The extra 7 years and great premium are simply not worth it when this is available.
27th January 2015
This is the best Bourbon apart from GTS Senior, dont care what anybody says.
12th October 2014
The bottle I just got is at 132.1, which is Batch 3. Haven't tried any other Staggs, but I have tried Evan Williams Single Barrel and it reminds me of that but with A LOT more alcohol burn, which I enjoy. I let it sit for 15 minutes and the nose opened up quite a bit. All the wonderful aromas you would expect are there. Tasted neat, it is a shocker! Flavors compete with alcohol and for me the flavors win but the alcohol burns enough that I had to concede to adding water. With water, the nose opens up to sweet and lighter spicy notes, and the flavors are much more distinguishable with cherries and vanillas and toffee and all the great flavors you would expect. Seems less "deep" in flavor compared to Evan Williams SB but it is such a unique experience it makes up for it.