Well, I finally came up with a BOTM. Better late than never.
It's the middle of winter now. What better way to ward off the chill than with a pour or two of Stagg Jr.?
FWIW, I'm gonna put my two cents worth in for a change.
I gave up on GTS after 2011. For me, the depth of flavors to be found in GTS were just too hard to reach because of the heat/proof. For some unknown reason, when Stagg Jr. came out in 2013, it really interested me. I thought it might be better than it's big brother. Cheaper too. I bought a bottle from the very first batch. Darn! Same old story. It was okay, but it was tough for me to get by the proof. That was the last bottle I ever bought. Now to possibly reverse course a bit. I've been out and about a bit the last few weeks. I've had pours of Stagg Jr. at a couple of different places recently. Maybe I've changed, or maybe it's my palate, or maybe it's the Stagg Jr. itself. Who knows? The pours I've had recently were decidedly better than what I remember my bottle tasting like two years ago. The nose had that slight musty rick house smell that I like in a bourbon. Lot's of flavors going on too. Hints of leather, light pepper, cocoa and caramel/pecan. Pretty darned good IMHO. I know where I can grab a bottle or two, but I'm just not sure I want to shell out $60 for a bottle. Oh well. (sigh)
Cheers to y'all, and happy posting.