Vital Stats: Uncut, unfiltered Kentucky straight bourbon, aged 15 years and 3 months, 56% angel’s share, rye is secondary grain, #4 charred barrels.
Nose: Raspberry and cashews, lemon peel, musty limestone, vanilla and a bit of cinnamon spice.
Palate: Cashews and pecans, under-ripe figs, a touch of coffee, plenty of spice like clove, nutmeg and black pepper. A hint of lighter more tropical flavors dance in the background, and the palate is left tingling from the proof and dried by the wood tannins.
Final Thoughts: The George T. Stagg makes your mouth water for more. There is plenty to keep your palate and your nose entertained for a couple pours. The surprising background flavors are my favorite here, but there is plenty to discover in the forefront.