Buffalo Trace Distillery

George T Stagg 2020 Release Bourbon

£275

We have been fortunate enough to get our hands on a very limited number of bottles from the 2020 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, strictly limited to one bottle per customer, we encourage you to buy these bottles to savour and enjoy, not to flip them on an auction site, but move quickly as these are sure to sell out right away!

I was lucky enough to be visiting the Buffalo Trace Distillery back in 2002 on the week they were bottling the first ever release of George T Stagg, when I asked the friendly chap on the bottling line what whiskey I should take home as a souvenir he said: “We just done bottled a whiskey called George T Stagg, it’s the best damn whiskey we’ve ever made.” Almost twenty years later it continues to be staggeringly great whiskey.

The 2020 release was distilled in spring 2005 and matured for fifteen years and four months in level #4 char, virgin white American oak barrels, in warehouses L,K and Q at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort Kentucky - 59% of the original whiskey placed in these barrels was lost to evaporation. The mash bill was made up of Kentucky corn, Minnesota rye, and North Dakota malted barley. Bottled unfiltered and uncut, the 2020 release comes in at healthy 65.2% - a fraction stronger than recent years.

The Distillery tasting notes read:

“The proverbial powerhouse favourite of the Antique Collection, George T. Stagg, comes in at 130.4 proof this year.  Last years release was awarded 97 points in the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Collection, and fans will find the familiar Stagg taste profile they know and love with cinnamon, caramel and cherries on the nose, and a creamy vanilla with lightly smoked oak on the palate.  The finish is black coffee, dark cherries and herbs.”

65.2% abv

75cl

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