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George T. Stagg 2001 - Barrel Proof

Overall rating
89.18/100
votes
41
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
Spring 2001
Bottled
Fall 2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
New Charred American White Oak Barrels
Number of bottles
9120
Strength
72.05 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
144.1 Proof
Added on
08 Sep 2016 7:29 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 639,65

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41 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for George T. Stagg 2001 - Barrel Proof

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.18 points

  1. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Thanks for sharing Norbs!
    • Nose
      Syrup,  orange, honey, almond paste, grains - corn, oily and cacao.
    • Taste
      Orange, honey, chocolate and some fruity notes - peach. Later more waxy tones. Again this batch insane 'drinkable' at this ABV.
    • Finish
      Grains, syrup and pepper.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice bourbon. Easy to drink without water.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Tannic oak, horseradish, lacquered wood, honey, Cointreau, grain and pina colada.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful. Honey, waxy fruits, herbals, tannic oak, pepper and candied orange peel.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, spicy, oaky, fruity.

  3. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at the Celtic Whiskey Shop in Killarney, Ireland.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. RL_whisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: The oak speaks loudly. Theres an ‘olde vibe’ overall with a sweet liquidised fruit-tincture quality and a spread of shoe polish. 
    T: Equally sweet=herbal with lots of cask input. Goes almost sour into the finish.
    F: Almost bitter-sour now, but the tincture quality remains sweet & oaky finishing with [an illusion of] dunnage.
    C: Doesn’t like water and incredibly, doesn’t seem to need it. Whilst the Thomas H Handy’s have fallen from the bourbon top spot in the last few years, the Stagg remains very much on top [on par with the Pappy’s]. Talking of which, let’s follow up with the latest Handy now. Blog

    Scores an A[-]

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