George T. Stagg 2009
Added on Monday, Nov 23, 2009 at 03:40 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 17 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1992 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 70.70 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Truly excellent, stellar bourbon. The best Stagg to date, in my opinion (of those I've tasted). If you're not familiar with the yearly Stagg releases, it's a powerhouse freight-train of a bourbon from Buffalo Trace, part of their "Antique Collection." I've always found it impossible to drink at bottle proof (I don't think the distillers really intend it to be drank that way), but with a couple ice cubes (yes, ice) Stagg turns into pure magic. This year's release is quite sweet -- sweeter than last year -- with a greater toffee/candy character that I find extremely delightful. My notes read, "all about sweet, deep, rich toffee and brown sugar." Checking BT's official tasting notes, they say: "toffee, molasses, vanilla, and coffee." Yep, though the coffee is arguably fleeting. Molasses is the word of the day here. Buy, buy, buy, buy, buy. Massively recommended for all those who like their bourbon rich, strong, and sweet. 
Yep, I'll second that motion, a stellar bourbon.  Massive cherry and oak flavor with unique minor notes (soy sauce, meat, burnt hair) I typically only find in long aged sherry cask single malts.   
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