Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its winter allocation of Stagg Jr, just in time for the holidays. This is 15th release in the series and weighs in at 131.1 proof. Like previous versions, Stagg Jr is uncut, unfiltered, aged over eight years, and with a taste profile similar to its elder statesman, George T. Stagg.
Tasting notes describe this barrel proof whiskey with vanilla bean and salted caramel front and center on the nose, cherries, cinnamon and oak on the palate, and a long finish of toasted vanilla, pepper, coffee and hints of sweet mint.
Only two batches of Stagg Jr. are produced each year. This 15th batch is headed to retailers now. The next release will be late spring 2021. Suggested retail pricing for Stagg Jr. is $49.99; state taxes will vary per market.