Buffalo Trace Distillery

George T. Stagg Limited Edition 128.2 Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

9.515 ratings
9.54 pro ratings
Kentucky, USA
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

I’m not really a bourbon guy, but I’ve tried most of the ‘greats’. This was a very generous gift from a friend. I’ve had it before, and this was just as epic. It’s a stunning bourbon. Screw your Pappy’s, this is the real deal. There’s roses and floral notes at the start. A freshness you really don’t expect given the intensity of the alcohol (waaaay overproof) then an intensity of taste on the midpalate with all the caramel, and depth you’d expect of a great bourbon, but loads of complex secondary stuff. It’s a trip on the palate with a midpalate would be brutal in other hands given the alcohol level, but here it really sings. I’m a wine guy. This is incredible once you get over the shock of the alcohol. If you only splurge on one bourbon, for me, this is the one.

I’m not really a bourbon guy, but I’ve tried most of the ‘greats’. This was a very generous gift from a friend. I’ve had it before, and this was just as epic. It’s a stunning bourbon. Screw your Pappy’s, this is the real deal. There’s roses and floral notes at the start. A freshness you really don’t expect given the intensity of the alcohol (waaaay overproof) then an intensity of taste on the midpalate with all the caramel, and depth you’d expect of a great bourbon, but loads of complex secondary stuff. It’s a trip on the palate with a midpalate would be brutal in other hands given the alcohol level, but here it really sings. I’m a wine guy. This is incredible once you get over the shock of the alcohol. If you only splurge on one bourbon, for me, this is the one.

Sep 17th, 2020
Phillip Antley

Oak forward. Smoke and caramel and vanilla. All the complexity of a barrel strength but outstandingly easy to drink too.

Oak forward. Smoke and caramel and vanilla. All the complexity of a barrel strength but outstandingly easy to drink too.

Dec 30th, 2017
Lamar Hannah

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Mar 15th, 2015
C Franco

2013 Release

2013 Release

Jul 15th, 2014
Don Norton

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May 27th, 2016
Chris Opdyke

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Apr 13th, 2016
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

9.3

Nathan had this 7 years ago

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Dec 14th, 2013
Jason Lunn

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Dec 6th, 2017
Marlene Meer

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Feb 14th, 2016
Marlene Meer

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