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Some of Buffalo Trace’s best Bourbon that tastes like it was poured right from cask-to-glass.
Some argue, but since the original distillery building on this site dates from 1775, most folks consider Buffalo Trace Distillery to be the oldest continually operating distillery in the US. It sits on the banks of the Ohio River in Frankfort, Kentucky, on the same 150 acres — completing 245 years of continuous operation. It even used the: "medicinal" loophole to operate during Prohibition. Now owned by Sazerac, it’s history includes a veritable Who’s-Who of historic Bourbon owners and Master Distillers who continue today to craft some of the finest and most popular Whiskey brands in America.
The George T. Stagg line of Bourbons is named after one of the most famous owners and master distillers in the Buffalo Trace lineage. And it is one of their top-line Spirits. As the name would imply, Stagg Jr. is cut from the same cloth, but a few years younger on average. Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 8 can be hard to quantify for those same reasons. As a barrel proof, it is delivered uncut and completely unfiltered. So the ABV/proof and nuances of the flavor profile will vary from batch-to-batch. And Batch 8 is a real winner clocking in at a blistering 64.75% ABV of awesome — so we recommend a splash of water or a single cocktail cube to open things up.
It’s like cracking open a private cask in the rickhouse all for yourself.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma leaps from the glass with notes of cherry pie, brittle toffee, and vanilla.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Even with a bit of water this Whiskey can be hot, but it’s all good with notes of sticky pudding, cobbler, vanilla cream, toasted oak, and drunken raisins.
The finish is long and dry with a cinnamon kick.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon (Batch 8) and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.