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This Stagg was distilled in Spring of 1997 and aged in warehouses I,K, and Q. It's one of the weakest Staggs released in years in terms of ABV.
Nose: Oak, pine, coffee, brown sugar, sugar cane, raisins, prunes, dates.
Taste: Big body and weight on this. It's dry and spicy. You get flavors of raisins, the dates, prunes, along with rum, barrel char, anise. However, it's somewhat sour.
Finish: Hard candy. anise, char. The finish is rather creamy and very long.
This Stagg is still a very nice Bourbon but I feel that it's weaker than previous releases. Maybe my expectations are just too high. At any rate, this is a fine pour just not the best of the Antique Collection.