George T Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 2014 Release 750ml. 138.1 proof.
An extremely hearty whiskey, George T. Stagg comes straight out of the barrel, uncut and unfiltered. Powerful and intense; add a few drops of mineral water, sit back and ponder the wonders of the universe.
This whiskey is produced at the scenic Buffalo Trace Distillery in
Frankfort. This is not a single barrel but a small batch from the mixing of a very small group of barrels (part of the antique series). You can taste the corn and rye, a seeming signature from this distillery, which end up smelling like leather, toffee, spices, and mint. You can
smell the oaks influence on the whiskey in the peppery scent towards the
end. Lots of dark fruit smells at the end as well.
"This bourbon is a challenge to all others. It sets the standard for bourbon, and shows how great a whiskey it can be. It gives most, if not all
single malt scotches a run for their money when it comes to craftsmanship
and quality. As close to perfection in bourbon as it gets. " - Spirits Review
Since this whisky was laid down long before the popularity of bourbon now, production is far less than demand as you can't suddenly make more. Indeed the earliest we might see a lot more is about 12 years from now (best guess). In the interim people are performing desperate acts to get hold of it - Don't blame them!
2008 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2008 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
2008 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Gold Medal, Exceptional - Beverage Testing Institute
2009 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2009 Best in Class - New York Spirits Awards
2009 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
2011 Chairman's Trophy - Ultimate Spirits Challenge
2011 Top Spirit in the World - Spirit Journal