Just had a nice chat with Ken Weber at Buffalo Trace Distillery. He was really happy to hear all the excitement surrounding the Stagg release. For the record, The Trace released just 2,253 bottles of Stagg, shipped in 751 3-bottle packages.
But here's some great news : there are 1,500 experimental barrels sitting at The Trace's warehouses right now. Soon, they'll start picking these barrels (in some cases just 2 or 3 at a time) for super limited 'Stagg-like' releases.
Ken says we should expect the unexpected, not just in proof and age, but also in flavor profiles. After their Antique Collection and Stagg, I can't wait.
Cheers to Buffalo Trace!