These notes were actually from a blind tasting before I was able to purchase my own bottle, solidifying my love of the stagg!
Paid: $90 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac
Mashbill: Buffalo Trace mashbill #1
Aged for: 15 Years
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4
Chill Filtered: No
Color: Burnt Chestnut
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Rich caramel, and brown sugar, vanilla, brownie batter, slight alcohol burn, sweet corn
Feel: Dry and full bodied
Taste: Leathery chocolate, clove, tobacco, caramel coffee, peppercorns, cinnamon, and heavy oak.
Finish: Long and warm, rich oak and brown sugar espresso, tannins and drying as it continues.
Thoughts: Still my favorite bourbon line, has a punch and flavor rarely matched.
Score: 90 out of 100