Buffalo Trace Distillery has released Stagg Jr 15th Batch Bourbon at a staggering 131.1 proof. The winter allocation of the Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey from the iconic distillery arrives just in time for the holidays.
Stagg Jr 15th Barch is uncut, unfiltered, aged over eight years, and possesses a taste profile similar to its elder statesman, George T. Stagg. Tasting notes describe this barrel proof Whiskey providing vanilla bean and salted caramel front and center on the nose, cherries, cinnamon and oak on the palate, and a long finish of toasted vanilla, pepper, coffee and hints of sweet mint.
Introduced in 2013, Stagg Jr. quickly became a favorite of reviewers, and won a double gold medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Previous accolades include being named “tried and true,” and “great value,” from competitions such as Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, New York World Spirits Competition, World Whiskies Awards, and others.
Only two batches of Stagg Jr. are produced each year and the 15th batch is headed to retailers as we speak, where it is set to be priced $49.99. The next release won’t be until late spring 2021.
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