George T. Stagg

2018 Antique Collection

ABV 62.4%
REVIEWED Issue 156
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Brand: Buffalo Trace, George T. Stagg
Expression: 2018 Antique Collection
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 62.4%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 156
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Sweetness is dark, almost burnt sugar, hints of sea salt caramel and black liquorice. Then sweet digestive biscuits with butter and melted dark chocolate entering.
Palate: Everything stays dark and liquorice like. Dates and plum pudding. There’s almost a temple incense note here. Then the oak tannins take over.
Finish: Big and bold, slowly dries bit by bit.
Comment: This whisky leaves you reeling, but also wanting more.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: There are hints of crystalised ginger, chamomile and lily pollen tickling the nose hairs, with Edinburgh rock, candy floss and Dr. Pepper added into the mix.
Palate: Hot sticky gingerbread cake drizzled with lemon icing sugar, macaroon bars and dark chilli chocolate. The same prickly heat that you get from hot car leather and sandalwood.
Finish: Hot and spicy with the sandalwood drying out the palate.
Comment: Eating gingerbread in a sauna. Why wouldn’t you?!
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Buffalo Trace Distillery, 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 619, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky, USA
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