Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
99
Whiskybase ID
WB61135
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
132.1 Proof
Bottled
2014
Casknumber
Batch 3
Strength
66.05 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
088004018580
Added on
19 nov 2014 10:20 pm by rborghmans
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 159.25

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Whisky reviews for Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

12 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.61 points.

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A beast of a bourbon. Tame it with water and it reveals a cherry heart!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grapefruit, oak, brown sugar, bitter and sour
    • Taste
      Full, greasy, lots of pepper, bitter and predominant alcohol.
    • Finish
      Mid-length. Honey, coconut and then bitter again.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Excessive. That's the word that comes to mind. Still, it's still pretty good, and that will certainly please fans of heavily wooded bourbons. Attention, imperative water!
    • Nose
      Powerful, and closed, probably due to the very high alcohol content. Large notes of cooked coconut, woody obviously ... The water makes the oak stand out even more, but also, once the effort is made to go beyond this big heavy oak, nice notes of coconut, maple syrup, charcoal ...
    • Taste
      Ouchhhhhh, very (too) beefy without water. Young wood, coconut, vanilla ... I NEED WATER !! Even with water, it's still powerful, it's your mouth, coconut, oak splinters in your mouth. If you do not like bourbon, go your way! This one is caricatural limit :-)
    • Finish
      Long, woody and caramelized, notes of molasses and industrial caramel.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    too much charred oak bitterness, otherwise, it’s good
    • Nose
      orange, rich oak, sugars, butter, juicy fruits, sour, floral bitter
    • Taste
      very rich, buttery, spicy, charred oak, minerals, sugars, light grass
    • Finish
      medium, butter, spicy, coconut, coconut husk, honey, long sweet coconut and minerals at the back followed by strong charred wood and banana peel

  11. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A force bomb, to me honestly too alcoholic and in the nose too lacquer-like, am a little disappointed with the great reviews on the Internet.
    • Nose
      Ok, very interesting, to be honest first total nail polish bomb of the very unintentional kind as regards bourbons, but at the same time directly something unique here, mint, juniper, toffee, white chocolate, apricot, banana, vanilla
    • Taste
      Powerful even with water, banana jelly, vanilla sauce, toffee, white chocolate, sage, mint, juniper, dried apricots, light nail polish, leather, caramel sweets, cotton candy
    • Finish
      Sweet dry with immense power behind it, apricot, alcohol, juniper, vanilla and bitter, young oak chips, medium to long

  12. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    With more than 66% ABV, this is a sturdy bloke. On the nose, it's rather smooth and rounded. Yet on the palate and the finish, it shows it's character: spicy from the grain and rye, and from the wood. The wood influence is very big, but just within my boundaries. Though, less would have been a little bit more for me.
    • Nose
      Wow, this is powerful. Spicy & woody is my first impression: vanilla and sawdust from the oak, and the spices are  juniper and cinnamon. Then, there is furniture polish, car wax, grain, honey, tinned peach and apricot. With a splash of water it get's more rounded and friendly, with cinnamon and banana as extra sensations. 
    • Taste
      Neat, this is very powerful and drying. It's not bad, especially the grainy juniper / car wax are dominant. Yet the wood speaks too loud with tannins and pepper. With water, it's better, yet the oak influence is quite big, with clove, nutmeg, pepper, vanilla and bay leaf. The fruity and honey tones get suppressed and are hardly present.
    • Finish
      It's rather long and obviously very spicy. This comes both from the grain (juniper) and the wood (pepper, nutmeg, clove). Then, there is a little bit of vanilla, car wax, and honey.

  14. zinaf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very good bourbon. I liked it but again, I am not a bourbon lover. The taste stays till the morning, which was not nice in this case :) I'd rather have Islay flavours :)
    • Nose
      very sweet, soft vanilla, some banana - needs water though so I give up nosing neat.
      Water - sweet oranges; roasted almonds. wood is active but nicely integrated
    • Taste
      Burns - Water: sweet corn, lots of it. all things corn; vanilla ice cream without the ice naturally :) Thyme.
    • Finish
      Long; sweet wood

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