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Stagg Bourbon Batch 18

  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Bold cherry, root beer candies, rich oak and tons of sweetness, ethanol and a touch of cola, nougat and toffee.

  • Taste:

    Sweet up front, pleasant cherry, cola, rick tannin, sweet buttercream, toffee and a touch of oak. Rich and viscous, super layered mouthfeel.

  • Finish:

    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.

  • Overall:

    Wild, powerful, fun, rich and loaded with the flavors that have made Stagg beloved by fans coast to coast.

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  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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