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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Ohhh baby… this grabs you from the start. Like that blond vixon at the end of the bar you know is going to hurt you later… but you go down for a “chat” anyhow
    Oh man! Time to partake of the sacrement! I have a bottle sitting in front of me but I'll be butt-kicked if I can figure out what year it was fielded. There are no hints that I recognize except its 144.8 proof. I don't think it's the 2008. But, I'm willing to drink it as a consolation prize.

    Anybody have any suggestions on how I can identify the year this blond...er...bottle was released?
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramiel McHinson View Post
    Oh man! Time to partake of the sacrement! I have a bottle sitting in front of me but I'll be butt-kicked if I can figure out what year it was fielded. There are no hints that I recognize except its 144.8 proof. I don't think it's the 2008. But, I'm willing to drink it as a consolation prize.

    Anybody have any suggestions on how I can identify the year this blond...er...bottle was released?
    i don't know. i am sure it could be googled, but i am long past googling tonight! that number rings a bell. might b the 2007 version. or was that 146 or something?
    HUP!

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramiel McHinson View Post
    Oh man! Time to partake of the sacrement! I have a bottle sitting in front of me but I'll be butt-kicked if I can figure out what year it was fielded. There are no hints that I recognize except its 144.8 proof. I don't think it's the 2008. But, I'm willing to drink it as a consolation prize.

    Anybody have any suggestions on how I can identify the year this blond...er...bottle was released?
    From the Wikipedia entry:
    • 2002: 137.6 proof/68.8% ABV
    • 2003 (Hazmat): 142.7 proof/71.35% ABV
    • 2004: 129 proof/64.5% ABV
    • Spring 2005 Lot A: Kentucky release, 130.9 proof/65.45% ABV
    • Spring 2005 Lot B: non-Kentucky release, 131.8 proof/65.9% ABV
    • Fall 2005 (Hazmat II): 141.2 proof/70.6% ABV
    • 2006 (Hazmat III): 140.6 proof/70.3% ABV
    • 2007 (Hazmat IV): 144.8 proof/72.4% ABV
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramiel McHinson View Post
    Oh man! Time to partake of the sacrement! I have a bottle sitting in front of me but I'll be butt-kicked if I can figure out what year it was fielded. There are no hints that I recognize except its 144.8 proof. I don't think it's the 2008. But, I'm willing to drink it as a consolation prize.

    Anybody have any suggestions on how I can identify the year this blond...er...bottle was released?
    THat is the 2007 version.. Good, but not the best of the run to me...

    Just for quick referance:
    2002 - 137.6
    2003 - 142.7
    2004 - 129
    2005 (Fall Release) - 141.2
    2005 (spring KY release) - 130.9
    2005 (spring outside KY release) - 131.8
    2006 - 140.6
    2007 - 144.6
    2008 - 141.8

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    This was a refreshing throwback to the fall '05, parts of the nose and taste definitely remind me of that one. Good thing, I think I liked fall '05 the best but this is a close second!
    /\../\

    "I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record . . ." - Dylan Thomas

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Chris, Em,

    Thanx for the help. Consolation prize it is.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Enjoy the 07... not a bad bourbon... you have to understand when someone says its the least of teh Stagg line, its like haveing the least of the Ferraris.... Blows most everything else out of the water in its line...

    I enjoy the 07 on some Ice... just enough o slowly melt and bring out some of the richness hidden in it...

    ... now go get some 08 .. and do you own ranking...

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    I've got 2 bottles of the 08 awaiting the finish of the 07. Can't wait to take my time with the 08 bottle..
    -Kevin

    "Why? Because it's delicious!"


    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Enjoy the 07... not a bad bourbon... you have to understand when someone says its the least of teh Stagg line, its like haveing the least of the Ferraris.... Blows most everything else out of the water in its line...

    I enjoy the 07 on some Ice... just enough o slowly melt and bring out some of the richness hidden in it...

    ... now go get some 08 .. and do you own ranking...
    It sounds like you just can't lose on a bottle of Stagg. I think this 07 will tide me over just fine until I capture one (or more) of those 08 bottles
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Although I've picked up both Handy and W. LaRue Weller, I have shied away from picking up Stagg because I did not care for Buffalo Trace, and my understanding is that Stagg is made from the same "low rye" mashbill as BT.

    But I also understand that Eagle Rare is made from that mashbill. Does Buffalo Trace sell any barrel strength whiskey from the "high rye" mashbill?

    Barrel proof Rock Hill Farms would get my attention in a heartbeat. Not to mention the contents of my bank account.

 

 

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