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Stagg Jr. Batch 13

  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: The balance of oak and sweetness is really nice, and certainly reminds me of a slightly less tamed version of George T. Stagg, which it is. But it definitely feels like the gap between them is closing.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Stagg Jr. remains what it has always aimed to be: A big and burly mini-me to the brash unicorn that is George T. Stagg. While this batch may not show Stagg Jr. at the best of its batches, it remains a top shelf offering that’s worth picking up.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Add an ice cube and jump into a journey of flavor development as the dilution takes hold, that’s my recommendation.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is lengthy with heat, highlighted by vanilla cupcakes.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The flavors harmonize beautifully, culminating in a finish of dark jam, coffee, and semi-sweet chocolate.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Powerful and vibrant, fairly complex. This holds up the legacy of batches past.
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  • Intro:

    This is the 13th Batch of Stagg Jr - a ten-ish year old barrel proof release from Buffalo Trace featuring mashbill 1. Image is a stock image.

  • Nose:

    Pungent cherry, toffee, coffee and oak. A bit of ethanol. Rich and powerful.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, bit of heat. Toffee, oak, sweet vanilla bean, cherry chocolates and powerful tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Long, a hair hot, but complex. Oak, toffee, vanilla, cherry cordials and sweet cream.

  • Overall:

    Powerful and vibrant, fairly complex. This holds up the legacy of batches past.

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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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