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George T Stagg bottled 2008

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

3rd Sep 2012

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    24
  • Taste
    24
  • Finish
    24
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    96

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There are few sights in this world that can have a whisky drinkers' heart racing than 71.4% ABV scrawled across a bottle of bourbon. I mean who in their right mind would let mere mortals drink this?

The geniuses at Buffalo Trace, who else?

Get past the heady alcohol fumes and you will find a treasure trove of dynamite aromas in this bourbon; like sitting down for breakfast at the local tanner's, some where in the Wild West. All around you are piles of wood and leather products. His wife graciously serves you a cup of steaming mochaccino and ladles a healthy dollop of dark caramel into the giant steel cup. She then proceeds to add cloves, cinnamon and black pepper corns to spice things up a bit. And last, but not the least, gives you a thick piece of burnt toast spread with a chunky coat of orange marmalade to complete your meal. Gorgeous!

Have it unadulterated and you are thrown head-first into a hot chocolate fudge cake covered in wild gooseberries, treacle, cinnamon, black peppercorns, cloves and burnt sugar on top. Possibly one of the most delicious palates that exist.

The finish stays with you, I suspect, until you retire and start collecting pension. Chocolate brownies covered in nuts and massive spices round off this awe inspiring Wild West experience.

Why are you still reading this? Go get one now!

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9 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

At 71.4% ABV this is the 2012 Release George T. Stagg bourbon, rather than the 2008 release.

11 years ago 0

@Cardinal
Cardinal commented

I have heard nothing but great things on this bourbon, has the fall release already happened?

11 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Cardinal, not in the USA. A few bottles were released in Ontario and apparently elsewhere abroad. Tabarak, where did you acquire it?

11 years ago 0

@MaltActivist
MaltActivist commented

I bought it through an online store

11 years ago 0

@MaltActivist
MaltActivist commented

@Victor What did you think about the review, though? You did point out the mistake but did not comment on the review...

11 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

It is a nice poetic review, which would seem rather accurate to me, though I often use some different descriptors. You taste chocolate here more than I do, and I really don't know the flavour of gooseberry. I like the "tanner's" as a locale, and love the turn of phrase: "The finish stays with you, I suspect, until you retire and start collecting pension." I would have liked to have written that sentence myself. All in all, I consider it a very nice review, Tabarak!

11 years ago 0

@MaltActivist
MaltActivist commented

@Victor - thank you for your comments. I sit with a Sherry Fusion Laddie and was simply fishing for compliments. And you obliged :-)

11 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

Are you not getting enough compliments from your film talent, @tabarakRazvi? :-)

Like your cowboy, I shoot pretty straight with meaning what I say.

11 years ago 0

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