George T. Stagg Limited Edition Uncut & Unfiltered Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Due to the bracing cask strength, I first sampled G.T. Stagg neat, then with spring water. Sniffed neat, the aroma offers bittersweet chocolate, egg cream, brown sugar, marshmallow, nougat and dried red fruit; diluted, the aroma turns up the volume on the nougat/nut butter. Palate entry is silky, oily and intensely flavorful (the water brings out a luscious honey-like element); by midpalate, the muscular, Sherry/dark toffee taste reminds me of old Grande Champagne Cognac. Concludes refined and engagingly sweet. A classic. P.P.

  • rating
    96-100
  • Price
    $45,Buy Now
  • Appellation
    US
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  • Rating
    96-100: Classic/Highest Recommendation
  • Alcohol
    71.3%
  • Category
    American Whiskey/Bourbon
  • Date Published
    6/1/2006
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