American Whiskey - Bourbon

George T. Stagg 15yr Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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  • 2012
  • 2013

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Wine Enthusiast

  • Pre-2004
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  • 2007

Proof66 Notes

George T Stagg bourbon is part of the Antique Collection of whiskeys from Buffalo Trace. It is uncut and unfiltered, bottled straight from the barrel at a very high proof. They call it "powerful and intense" and recommend mixing with a "few drops" of mineral water.

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This bottle has 10 ratings and 10 reviews.
BigTee BigTee (6)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-09-01)
We searched for this bourbon for about six months and finally got to try some while on vacation in Oregon this summer. After reading the previous reviews I felt I was prepared for the experience. I was not disappointed. It was everything I expected and more! This is some of the finest sipping whiskey youll find. We had it neat and it was fantastic! Very smooth, even at the high alcohol content. I can only imagine it with a splash of water.
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voldron voldron (14)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-03-19)
I completely agree that this is a bourbon to be treated with a bit of caution. If you aren't used to an alcohol bourbon then work your way up to this bad boy. I was lucky enough to try a glass of this at a speak easy in San Diego, my world was rocked to say the least. No less than a week later I found myself trying to get my hands on a bottle, which I luckily have. There is so much flavor it'll make your eyes roll back and have you begging for another sip. Again be forewarned, this is a hot bourbon! Cut it after trying it neat; I had it with an ice block and let it slowly melt. FANTASTIC!
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Pavlos Pavlos (7)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-02-07)
I was completely unprepared for this. As I first uncorked the bottle, a drop fell out and I tasted it with my finger. It felt like holy water would feel on the tongue of the undead. Turpentine-flavored battery acid? I managed a few sips and almost called the fire brigade. An experience I would recommend, but not something any sane person would enjoy on a regular basis.
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Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (75)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-11-29)
I agree with some of the other comments here: this is not for the meek. This is straight high octane bourbon, and if you dont treat it with respect it will get you (140-145 proof). However, for a dram this potent it is certainly possible to sip - but I mean sip - neat. I open it up with a bit of water and it rivals the best bourbons being made at present, full of complexity and sweet and spicy tones. The alcohol burn is surprisingly subtle especially after a couple of sips. Hats off to the entire antique collection, as all five have been brilliant the last couple of years!
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (328)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-08-28)
This bourbon is a challenge to all others. It sets the standard for bourbon, and shows how great a whiskey it can be. It gives most, if not all single malt scotches a run for their money when it comes to craftsmanship and quality. As close to perfection in bourbon as it gets.
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jfatt340 jfatt340 (11)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-08-05)
This is a great conversation piece, most will not dare to try even a sip. If you can get to it, there is nothing better than finishing the bottle (barrel silt). Cut it with water, ice AND a splash of ginger ale. GTS makes me feel alive.
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Perrin Perrin (64)
Rating: 3.0 (2009-02-28)
This is bourbon drinkers bourbon. Too powerful for my palate.
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jasonjohnson1898 jasonjohnson1898 (22)
Rating: 3.0 (2009-02-28)
Its cool because it ignites and burns. The taste is hard its more for the serious bourbon drinker. For the casual drinker its a bit too harsh and bitey. I'd have it again if it were free but I wouldn't buy it for myself.
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Irishman Irishman (316)
Rating: 3.0 (2009-02-28)
Ok, this bourbon tastes fantastic but at 144 proof keep any open flames away from your glass! Wow! This this has more bite than a Sunday morning hangover in the front pew at church!
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Phizbin Phizbin (361)
Rating: 4.0 (2008-10-28)
Holy sweet mother Mary of Jesus! This bourbon actually scared me when I drank it. The thing is like a small tactical nuke in your mouth. Imagine every bourbon flavor you've ever tasted--then cubed--along with a small hit of LSD and you can sort of imagine what's going on in your mouth. This thing is most definitely NOT for the cowardly; only professionals here.
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