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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tuesday Tasting: George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we try a barrel strength Bourbon.

Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.” I suspect he was talking about Bourbon and if he were around today he would agree that it is hard to get enough of George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Stagg is part of the Antique Collection from Buffalo Trace. It's named for a Bourbon pioneer from the 19th Century. The brand was first released back in 2002, but based on my bottle's 140.6 proof strength, this was part of a batch distilled in 1990 and released in 2006.

Stagg is a barrel strength whiskey with a praline nose, and a warm, earthy flavor that offers up notes of toffee and spicy edges. Cut with a touch of water it opens into a drink with a fine depth of smoke and grain.

This is a bottle that is for special times and very good friends.


Anonymous said...

I have a bottle of 2002 George T Stagg Kentucky straight bourbon together with the certificate of aunthenticity. I`ll only open it if I win the National Lottery ! Is this really the best Bourbon in the world ?

Jason Frank said...

I like A. H. Hirsch a lot even though I've heard it's all hype with the "no longer being produced" tag to it. Pappy is ok As far as best in the world, let me know what you find out