Stagg Jr. Batch #5

Stagg Jr #5

Paid: $50 for 750 ml

Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sezerac

Region: Frankfort, Kentucky

64.85% ABV

Aged For: Estimated 7 – 9 Years

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Brownish Orange

Nose: Cherry, Dark Chocolate, vanilla, seasoned oak, and cigar tobacco

Taste: Cinnamon, vanilla with mint, peppercorns, and cherry cola.

Finish: Warm and lingering. Caramel, coffee bean, tobacco, leather and oak.

In comparison to batch 4: I get more of a fruity cherry note, and more luscious mouthfeel that’s less drying than the previous batch. In addition some of the confectionery notes have fallen off and been replaced with sweet tobacco notes.

Thoughts: Stagg always changes with some air, so I’ll have to come back to it later and see the changes. Still and excellent barrel proofer at a great price point.

Score: 87 out of 100

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