George T Stagg is a highly sought-after bourbon whiskey produced by Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. It is named after one of the pioneers of the American bourbon industry and is released annually as part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.
The George T Stagg releases typically feature bourbons that are aged for a minimum of 15 years and bottled at barrel proof, meaning that they are not diluted with water before bottling. The high proof and long aging process combine to create a complex and intense flavor profile that is beloved by bourbon enthusiasts.
The specific flavor profile of each George T Stagg release can vary depending on the aging and blending process, but common tasting notes include rich caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, and a spicy kick on the finish. The whiskey is known for its full-bodied mouthfeel and long, warming finish.
This year's release comes in at a whopping 138.7 proof and has been aged for 15 years 5 months.