- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 134.4 Proof
- 67.2 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Batch 1
- Added on
- 14 Oct 2013 11:37 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.94 points
- Nose: very sweet, sweet fruits, cream brûlée, cocoa, vanilla, muffins, furniture polish, leather, oak, spices, caramel, prune, butterscotch, ripe berries, melon and acetone notes. It’s strong and very sweet closer to syrupy sweetness. Mouth: dryness, furniture polish, acetone, oak, pepper, cream brûlée, vanilla and chocolate notes. The palate is strong, dry and spicy. Be careful, because it’s extremely high proof! Finish: long, spicy, chocolate, furniture polish, dryness, vanilla and licorice notes. Stagg Jr is an one of my favourite bourbon!
- Can tolerate water;)
When you get used to the alcohol, vanilla, oak, cocktail cherries, marzipan, coconut.
Vanilla, cherries, slight bitterness, chocolate.
The oak comes on the finish again fully and it creates a slightly bitter spice.
- As the name already suggests, the Stagg Jr. is indented to be the younger version of the George T. Stagg, an uncut, unfiltered bourbon that has won numerous awards since its introduction in 2002.
My full review:
- TASTING NOTES:
Rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingle in perfect balance
with the bold rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of
cherries, cloves and smokiness
- Good value for the price and very decent bourbon regardless.
A sweet nose with vanilla, sugar cane and a bunch of tropical fruits followed by typical oakiness of bourbon. A hint of varnish.
At almost 70% it takes no prisoners. Fierce, powerful, sharp, but still sweet and enjoyable. Some notes of toffee follow the sweetness of vanilla and sugar.
Long, mouthcoating, with the wood and spices taking the lead.
- Well ,you can guess by the name that this is the younger sibling of the full blown Stagg. It does not come with an age statement but should be 8-9 years old.
Nose: Starts with a nice biting nose with plenty of vanilla , oak acetone and vinegar. not very complex, but quite a nice nose.
Palate: Pretty strong (surprise! Not.). Sweet vanilla with coconut ,coffee and lots of oak.
Finish: Oak. Pastries. Vanilla.
A very enjoyable dram, not ultra complex, but for $50 it’s really nice. on the other hand for $100 (probably how much this would cost in the EU) I’m not sure it’s worth getting.