Buffalo Trace's Stagg Jr. line was first announced in 2013, but this batch — No. 18 — is the first for which Sazerac has decided to ditch the "Jr." designation. This barrel-proof bourbon doesn't bear an age statement but is believed to be about 7-10 years old.
Bold cherry, root beer candies, rich oak and tons of sweetness, ethanol and a touch of cola, nougat and toffee.
Sweet up front, pleasant cherry, cola, rick tannin, sweet buttercream, toffee and a touch of oak. Rich and viscous, super layered mouthfeel.
Long finish, particularly rich and savory with a strong cherry character. Fairly easy on the finish despite the hefty proof, and it’s a cherry-cola dream all the way out the door.
Wild, powerful, fun, rich and loaded with the flavors that have made Stagg beloved by fans coast to coast.