The latest Stagg Jr. bottle, which is the 13th release since the series started, is an uncut, unfiltered, eight-year-old barrel-proof whiskey. The heavy-duty spirit is described by Buffalo Trace as "having a nose with loads of dark cherries, followed by honey" with "flavors of cream caramel mocha, giving it a full-bodied mouthfeel" and a "long finish of toasted oak, dark chocolate, and cinnamon."
Introduced in 2013, the critically-acclaimed Stagg Jr. line has won five double gold medals, 12 gold medals, and various other whiskey world accolades from competitions including the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, New York World Spirits Competition and World Whiskies Awards.
Stagg Jr. is named after Buffalo Trace craftsman George T. Stagg, and is released twice a year. The latest 128.4 proof batch is available now for $49.99, while the next release, Number 14, drops in late spring/early summer.