On a whim one day I asked my local liquor store if they ever carried any George T Stagg. The Stopped and thought for a second and said, “I think we have a bottle but I have to call a customer first on our waiting list if we do.” Well one unanswered phone call later I had a huge grin on my face as I walked out of the store with this at MSRP. It has not disappointed.
Paid: $85 for 750ml
Distilled / Owned By: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac
Aged For: 15 Years
Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4
Chill Filtered: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Color: Brunt Oak Brown
Nose: Sweet and spicy corn, vanilla, oak, caramel, espresso, chocolate, leather, and pipe tobacco.
Taste: Brown sugar, dark chocolate, vanilla, clove, peppercorn, and suede. Hot and dry, it almost sucks the moisture right out of your cheeks.
Finish: Not for the faint of heart. This has been open for over a year now and its still hot and powerful with punches of cinnamon and nutmeg, rounded out with dark chocolate and figs.
Overall: Powerful, complex, flavorful. So far my all-time favorite.