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  1. #11
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    my first post..hello all......my notes for the current geo. stagg:


    george t stagg uncut/unfiltered barrel proof 15 year old kentucky straight bourbon whiskey - 72.4% / 144.8 proof

    color: rich caramel

    nose: brown sugar, pecans, raisins

    mouthfeel: immediate soft blanketing of the top and sides of mouth, cheeks with a velvet glow....the alcohol is prominent and grows intense on the tonguetip and inside the bottom lip...it lasts quite a long while

    taste: pralines, butter, brown sugar, the alcohol taste is coated with an eggnog flavor, nutmeg, corn, soft lemon

    nose with a splash of water: caramel, sugar

    taste with a splash of water: the flavors dissipate and you get just a watered down version of the original....

    best neat if you can handle it.....this is genuinely a "sipping" bourbon...not even a mouthfull, a sip big enough to coat the tongue and swish around the mouths/gums.......sit back and let it laaaaaaaaaaast.......

    i really wish i had better words to describe this one

    intense...

  2. #12
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    Fairbrook! Dude great notes, I think you found the words just fine! and for a first post that's quite impressive.

    Head over to the new to the site if you get a chance, the group can get to know your likes and maybe share some bottles to pick up!

    Any way welcome from the Motor City. Hope you enjoy your stay here it really is fun.

    PS. I get that lower lip thing with the 07 Stagg as well (funny you mentioned that).

    Tony
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

  3. #13
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    thanks for the welcome....i will post an introduction.,...

  4. #14
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    New guy always buys the first round....dems da rules!
    The avatar is me as a little tyke.

  5. #15
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    it's impressive stuff....i did roughly follow suggestions by a few folks...tony, i eyeballed a rough estimate of your ratio...poured some GTS in the glass...and then a fraction-of-that-amount SPLASH of water

    it is tasty and has alot of depth. ESPECIALLY "watered" down...or should i say, hosed down!

    i still want to go neat again with the Stagg...maybe saturday night....but after i've enjoyed the subtle, peppery taste of this new WT RR 101!

    that Stagg certainly does numb the tongue
    HUP!

  6. #16
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    It's been a long wait, but my main supplier just called! I'll have three bottles in da house tonight...I'm excited!!!


    Fun!

  7. #17
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    I tried the new Stagg last weekend. I enjoyed it very much. Basically what I expect out of GTS.
    Tim

    I am going where streams of whiskey are flowing...

  8. #18
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    I picked up my GTS last week and saving it for XMas Eve! I can't wait!

  9. #19
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    I seem to like this just the way it is. No anything other GTS in the glass. I received some for my B-Day and was prepared to tone it down with water but I never felt the need. No melted tongue. But I seem to like them many years in the barrel and at high proof so I suppose this fits both bills. Anyway you drink this one you will find an amazing and complex whiskey. To your health my friends!
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

  10. #20
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    Re: Geroge Stagg, barrel proof...

    It's so strong, you can't enjoy it. In fact, that's actually WHY they chose to bottle it. ;-)

 

 

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