Stagg Jr. Batch #4

Stagg Jr. Batch 4

This one has been open for about 8 months now giving it some time to mellow. When I first opened the bottle this was HOT. I enjoyed it, but I think the time oxidizing has been kind.

Paid: $49 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

66.1% ABV

Aged for: NAS, average 8 years

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Brown Copper

Nose: Rich chocolate and oak. Vanilla Cream and Tons of caramel.

Taste: Warm and dry. Cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel, and brownie batter.

Finish: Continues its heat but not in a bad way. Crème Brule and espresso. Sweet corn but still a dry mouthfeel.

Overall: If you can’t find its older brother (And really who can?) and you want to change things up from ECBP I highly recommend the later batches of Stagg Jr. That said, leaving them open for a while seems to make the whisky even better.

Score: 88/100

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