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George T. Stagg 17 Years Old 2010 Tasting notes and reviews

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George T. Stagg 17 Years Old 2010

Brand
George T. Stagg
Expression
17 Years Old 2010
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
17 years old
Abv
71.50%
Produced at
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Region
Kentucky

Dave Broom

86
Nose
Deep and slightly fungal: fresh mushroom, autumn woods, then Darjeeling tea. Needs serious dilution after which everything is heavy there's extra chestnut, cacao and coffee.
Palate
Heightened aromatics. When cut there's black balsam, attar of roses, Turkish Delight and maraschino.
Finish
Long and powerful.
Comment
When neat it's so strong it feels like your mouth is bleeding. Cut down, as ever it's hugely impressive - but would anyone ever have more than one?

Martine Nouet

83
Nose
Sharp. The alcohol bites the nostrils. Varnish. Sour fruit. Overcooked marmalade. Opens on sweeter notes.
Palate
Surprisingly sweet and smooth. Then a fizzy spicy wave invades the palate. But the alcohol is well mastered.
Finish
Soothing on marzipan. Quite lingering.
Comment
Needs to be tamed. Pour it, let it breathe and nose it after to avoid the sharpness of the alcohol. The palate is rewarding. Water enhances the wood notes and, funny enough, it is not needed in spite of the strength!
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