Stagg Jr.
8.2

Stagg Jr.

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

ABV 67.2%

Some bold flavours in here. An unnecessarily high ABV?Perhaps. I expected this to deliver more.

Neil Ridley

Specification

Stagg Jr.

Brand

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Expression

Bourbon

Type

No age statement

Age (Years)

67.2%

ABV

Kentucky

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Neil Ridley

Taster

Nose: Moist earth, moss, wet leaves and a hint of spicy rye. This is about as direct as they come. There’s also a touch of sour dough too.

Palate: The ABV greets the palate with ferocity. Astringent, leaving a dry residue, with some oakiness, a hint of tobacco, powdery dry apple and cream. Water softens, but doesn’t diminish the oakiness.

Finish: The dryness continues, with the oakiness making its mark with intensity.

Comment: Some bold flavours in here. An unnecessarily high ABV?Perhaps. I expected this to deliver more.

Score: 7.7

Rob Allanson

Taster

Nose: My word this packs a punch. Huge rye notes, warmed cornbread, spice laden butter. Then black cherries and a touch of lemon acidity.

Palate: That alcohol punches the palate hard. the oak is most dominant, but lurking behind are lovely trail mix notes (dried apple, pear and apricot) and a lush clotted cream edge.

Finish: Massive oak spices dry out and grip, then fade fast.

Comment: Heavens to Betsy, this is the junior version? It’s Tom Waits with a shotgun, what a corker, great fun.

Score: 8.6

8.2
Overall Score

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