He is one of the founding fathers of what is now the "Buffalo Trace Distillery" in Frankfort, Kentucky and he impact of his life as an adult had an impressive and lasting impact on the bourbon industry. George T Stagg - For Sale and Delivered Worldwide. The VanWinkle 10 is a little less coveted than the Stagg (of course it also depends on what year each of them was bottled). Market Value . Cherry, vanilla, and caramel are the most prominent notes appearing throughout the tasting process. Stagg is part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (Sazerac 18, George. George T. Stagg is a limited-production bourbon whiskey distributed by Buffalo Trace Distillery, as part of the distillery's "Antique Collection" series.It is a high proof uncut and unfiltered bourbon, aged for approximately 15 years. Dan’s Bourbon of the Week: George T Stagg (photo from Wikipedia, as my camera stopped working that night!) It has a very high proof – 129 on this bottling – so a keeping a little ice handy isn’t a bad idea, although I first tried it neat. George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. At first glance that sounds like a lot of whiskey, and it is, but when you consider that some of the barrels ended up having only 1 or 2 gallons left in them due to an intense amount of evaporation it’s actually not. If the George T. Stagg is Charlie Sheen’s Twitter account, then the Stagg Jr. is Justin Beiber: that’s direction I wanted to take this review, but while the Stagg Jr. is certainly younger and doesn’t seem so traumatized up close, it’s not quite as out of control, so I’m going to have to abandon the metaphor. A good George T Stagg review will also serve as an introduction to the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. It’s age varies (I have been told the 2013 was 16 years old), and it is a proud product of Buffalo Trace mashbill #1. About: 58.45% ABV, barrel proof limited edition. T. Stagg, Thomas Handy, Eagle Rare 17 and William LaRue Weller). My son competed in the toughman contest at Caesar's Casino in Indiana Last Nite. George T. Stagg was born in 1835 in Garrard County, near the town of Lancaster, Kentucky in the central part of the state. Working as a whiskey salesman in St. Louis, he had the good fortune of teaming up with bourbon icon E.H. Taylor, Jr. Join our mailing list to receive blog post updates, breaking news, special offers, and entry into our bourbon-themed giveaways. Each sip of this bourbon erupts with flavor. In fact, George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey takes roughly a decade and a half just to mature to greatness. Ambience/Background: At my favorite restaurant in Chicago, the Purple Pig. Some say George T. Stagg is the best bourbon made – another fine member of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. It’s age varies (I have been told the 2013 was 16 years old), and it is a proud product of Buffalo Trace mashbill #1.