Stagg Jr. Batch 9 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Stagg Jr. Batch 9

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  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

  • ABV:

    65.95%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is a good bottling but the fire and rage of Stagg Jr is still real. It's hot but complex and thankfully the heat fades with airtime.
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  • Intro:

    This release of Stagg Jr is bottled at 65.95% ABV. Stagg Junior is a Buffalo Trace product that is aged around 10 years and bottled at cask strength. It is distilled using the Mashbill 1 recipe. This is the 9th batch they have released.

  • Nose:

    Sweet caramel, confectioners sugar, faint oak but not much. Very sweet, very syrupy sugary sweet nose.

  • Taste:

    Thick mouthfeel, some heat, lots of confectioners sugar. Faint cherry character - lots of other fruitiness also, namely the passion fruit I generally get in Mashbill 1 products. Heat grows with time as some faintly oaky and peppery notes rise

  • Finish:

    Medium, growing slightly bitter. Some astringency. Delightful fruitiness with lots of toffee and caramel.

  • Overall:

    This is a good bottling but the fire and rage of Stagg Jr is still real. Its hot but complex and thankfully the heat fades with airtime. Very nice and it delivers a great profile for a generally available, generally affordable barrel proofer from the Buffalo.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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