Have you ever had a Stagg Jr. bourbon ?
Big Chief was able to snag a bottle of Stagg Jr. Batch 16 this bourbon hunting season.
Stagg Jr. is the little brother of the 15-19 year old George T. Stagg bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery‘s antique collection . Don’t be fooled though, it is highly sought after.
We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review. Be sure to listen to the podcast episode on your favorite platform to hear more. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Stagg Jr. Batch 16
Vital Stats: Batch 16 is non age stated but it is a batch of 7-9 year old barrels. It comes in at a whopping 130.9 proof and the mashbill is believed to be 75% corn, 10% rye and 15% malted barley. It has an MSRP of $49.99
Appearance: Worst bottle in the business, but the amazing dark amber bourbon inside makes up for it.
Nose: Heavy with a chocolate covered cherry with a little cinnamon. Strong oak with vanilla and caramel. All you would want in a bourbon.
Palate: Thick and heavy that will make your mouth water. Deep cinnamon richness with burnt toffee and chocolates. It has a Kentucky wildcat inside that will grab hold of your tongue and then beat it with a barrel stave.
Finish: Medium to long with a deep Kentucky hug.
Overall: Wow this is for grown folk with such a high proof. It’s a buy all day long and we never pass up a bottle at retail. Don’t walk past this one.