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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.
Sweet caramel, confectioners sugar, faint oak but not much. Very sweet, very syrupy sugary sweet nose.
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
Medium, growing slightly bitter. Some astringency. Delightful fruitiness with lots of toffee and caramel.
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.