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yemenmocha
03-30-2009, 23:18
I purchased 6 bottles of George T. Stagg on a Kentucky trip sometime around 2003-2004. They each have a small oval sticker close to the neck indicating that it was the 2002 American Whiskey of the year. Gold marker indicates they are all 68.8%, or 137.6 proof.

Is it safe to assume this is the 2003 bottling?

Thanks

barturtle
03-31-2009, 05:05
The 2002 American Whiskey of the Year was the 2002 George t Stagg. Only those bottles got the sticker. The proof is also correct for that year.

docbible
03-31-2009, 05:07
My notes have 2002 at 137.6 and 2003 at 142.7 proof. I think this is correct. tim

wadewood
03-31-2009, 06:17
But if you would rather have a 2003 or other year of Stagg, I'll gladly trade you for the 2002.

yemenmocha
03-31-2009, 08:49
Thank you for the replies and PM's. I should have searched for Stagg with the proof #'s instead of just Stagg, vintage, etc.

I'm sorry but they're not available for trade or sale. I went through considerable effort to find them as I drove through Kentucky in 2003 and I was aware of their precious standing at that time.

I guess the cool & dry storage does do the trick since the levels are not down at all for the unopened bottles.

Thanks again

Aaron

pepcycle
04-03-2009, 12:39
Semi-Blatant Troll.

Who "found" 6 Staggs the first year besides Bobby Cox?

Not many.

yemenmocha
10-27-2009, 19:52
Semi-Blatant Troll.

Who "found" 6 Staggs the first year besides Bobby Cox?

Not many.

I went through Kentucky that year and bought them at a Liquor Barn or one of those other major retailers. Why is that unbelievable?

jimibourbonhammered
10-28-2009, 06:07
I went through Kentucky that year and bought them at a Liquor Barn or one of those other major retailers. Why is that unbelievable?

What's unbelievable is you have been sitting on six unopened GTS for 5-6 years. I've collected at least a couple of each release since the Spring '05 and still have some unopened of each but at least I drank one. Are you saying you bought those and have not even tried it?

unclebunk
10-28-2009, 06:19
Okay folks. Let's watch the tone here. Yemen mentioned in another thread that he got away from whiskey for awhile and recently returned to the fold. Yemen, crack one of those babies open, if you haven't already, and let us know what you think of the 2002 "American Whiskey of the Year."

spun_cookie
10-28-2009, 07:03
Welcome back man... Glad to see another bourbon brotha in the AZ.

Let me know when you can make it down to Tucson to ramble through my bunker...

Mi Bunker es su Bunker..

unclebunk
10-28-2009, 07:29
Let me know when you can make it down to Tucson to ramble through my bunker...

Mi Bunker es su Bunker..

Hmm. I always wanted to live in Tucson.:grin:

yemenmocha
10-28-2009, 12:34
At the time of my original post in March I had 5 unopened, and 1 that was opened a long time ago. It's the end of October now and I'm down to 4. Guys you have to remember that they were low $30's back then and if you were in Kentucky it was relatively easy to stock up on items like this compared to many of the Pappys and other higher priced whiskies, especially single malt. I did not foresee that they would be collectible.

Just took this last night. Sorry for low quality cell phone pics.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n127/yemenmocha/misc/1027091955.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n127/yemenmocha/misc/1027091956.jpg

pepcycle
10-28-2009, 14:15
OK OK.

I apologize for the insinuation of disenginuity.

Its not often that someone appears out of nowhere and claims to have 2002 Stagg, no less 6 of them, and doesn't know what vintage they are.

We see our share of trolls here, trying to incite a feeding frenzy. (I just found 6 barrels of some kind of booze from 1850 in my uncle's basement. Does anybody know what I can do with it?)

I trust you will enjoy some and save some. IMHO, it was a grand day in Bourbonia and the subourbs thereabouts, when Stagg was released that fall.

Welcome

spun_cookie
10-28-2009, 15:47
At the time of my original post in March I had 5 unopened, and 1 that was opened a long time ago. It's the end of October now and I'm down to 4. Guys you have to remember that they were low $30's back then and if you were in Kentucky it was relatively easy to stock up on items like this compared to many of the Pappys and other higher priced whiskies, especially single malt. I did not foresee that they would be collectible.

Just took this last night. Sorry for low quality cell phone pics.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n127/yemenmocha/misc/1027091955.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n127/yemenmocha/misc/1027091956.jpg

Damn... Bring oe down and we can stack them against 03-09 :p