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Buffalo Trace, George T Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon (2008 Edition) (USA)
Part of the annually updated Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, ‘George T Stagg’ takes its name from the one-time owner of what is now Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. During the early 1880s the distillery was in the hands of Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr, who obtained a loan from his friend George T Stagg during difficult economic times. Stagg subsequently foreclosed on Taylor, taking over his company in the process! Distilled in the spring of 1993, the nose of this imposing, high-strength 15-year-old whiskey presents caramel, vanilla, sweet oak and glace cherries. Full-bodied, with butterscotch, plump corn, spicy oak and pipe tobacco on the palate. The long finish features oak, toffee, ginger and cherries. 72.4% ABV, 70cl, £110.00, specialist whisky merchants.

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