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Monthly Archives: November 2013

GeorgeTStagg-2013Bourbon Name: George T. Stagg

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

What does the distiller say: “Straight out of the barrel, uncut and unfiltered, the taste is powerful, flavorful and intense. Open it up with a few drops of water, sit back and ponder the wonders of the universe.”

Proof: 128.2

Age: 15 Years (or so we’ve been told)

Year: 2013

Color: ( 92 )

Deep, burnt orange

Nose: ( 91 / 100 )

Nutty, like roasted pecans, with vanilla and butterscotch

Taste: ( 91 / 100 )

The front reveals mild oak with elements of sweet vanilla and caramel. Heat rises on the mid-palate carrying the sweet elements to the roof of the mouth where they linger into the finish.

Finish: ( 90 / 100 )

Heat fades a little as the savory notes are further revealed in a finish of moderate duration.

Overall Rating: ( 91 / 100 ) Buy (Stagg is still Stagg!)

The nose is worthy of the Stagg moniker, but we would have liked a longer duration on the finish. The front palate flavors are worthy of the Antique Collection series, but the mid-palate is the star as those sweeter elements collect at the roof of the mouth, a truly unique experience. Overall, much like its proof, the 2013 George T. Stagg is a great whiskey, but falls just short of the epic 2012 bottling.

WilliamLarueWeller-2013Bourbon Name: William Larue Weller

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

What does the distiller say: “Uncut and unfiltered, this hand-bottled bourbon is barrel proof. Weller substitutes wheat for the traditional rye grain, a production method pioneered by W.L. Weller.”

Proof: 136.2

Age: 12 Years (or so we’ve been told)

Year: 2013

Color: ( 93 )

Dark and rich, like the leather it brings to mind!

Nose: ( 94 / 100 )

Pronounced tobacco with modest notes of leather and caramel

Taste: ( 94 / 100 )

The front is wonderfully balanced between the savory leather and oak elements, and the sweetness of butterscotch and bread pudding. The mid-palate develops some of that high proof burn while elevating the sweeter components.

Finish: ( 94 / 100 )

Long and satisfying, the sweetness slowly recedes to relinquish the spotlight once again to components of savory leather and oak.

Overall Rating: ( 94 / 100 ) Buy (Until you can’t buy any more!)

We’ve got just three words for you: A-Maz-Ing! The 2013 William Larue Weller surpasses the 2012 offering by striking a cleaner balance between the savory flavors of leather and oak (which the 2012 had in spades) and the sweeter notes that became the star of the mid-palate. Excellent in every way, our initial response was to rate this at #2, just behind the Sazerac 18, but further reflection put them in a dead heat!

ThomasHHandy-2013Bourbon Name: Thomas H. Handy Sazerac

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

What does the distiller say: “Full of rich flavors, this authentic American rye whiskey is a symbol of the timeless history of New Orleans and the legacy of Thomas H. Handy”

Proof: 128.4

Age: 6 Years

Year: 2013

Color: ( 92 )

Aged Penny

Nose: ( 92 / 100 )

Leather at the outset with notes of banana bread, clove, walnuts, and mild rye spice

Taste: ( 93 / 100 )

Thick and rich, the front palate is loaded with sweetness reminiscent of bananas foster. Wonderful rye spice that is elevated on the mid-palate to bring the taste into perfect balance.

Finish: ( 93 / 100 )

The finish is long and luxurious. It was here we found the heat we had been expecting from a whiskey of this proof, but it was welcomed, carrying with it a wonderful cinnamon and evergreen undertone that lasts and lasts.

Overall Rating: ( 93 / 100 ) Buy (As many as you can find!)

The Thomas Handy carried with it the expectations of the 2012 release. As incredible as that whiskey was, perhaps it was inevitable, even if a bit unfair. Overall, the Thomas H. Handy Sazerac had the longest lasting finish, and that is saying something considering it was the last of the five we sampled in the same evening! (We know, it’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it!)

EagleRare17-2013

Bourbon Name: Eagle Rare 17 Year Old

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

What does the distiller say: “Sip this polished, well-aged whiskey to appreciate why patience is such a virtue.”

Proof: 90

Age: 17 Years

Year: 2013

Color: ( 92 )

Beautiful, Antique Copper

Nose: ( 91 / 100 )

Mild leather and oak with hints of vanilla and toasted marshmallow

Taste: ( 91 / 100 )

Medium viscosity carries noticeable oak on the front palate giving way to a sweeter mid-palate of orange peels, pears and spice.

Finish: ( 90 / 100 )

The finish is short but nutty with pleasant overtones of pecan mixing with a return of oak and leather.

Overall Rating: ( 91 / 100 ) Buy (If you like a strong showing by the barrel)

The Eagle Rare 17 really didn’t hit the mark for us this year, when compared to its Antique brethren. The barrel was far too prevalent for our tastes, but that will certainly appeal to many (who would likely score it higher for that very reason). While always good, for us, Eagle Rare 17 came in 5th in our Antique Collection comparison this year.

Sazerac18-2013Bourbon Name: Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

What does the distiller say: “This straight rye has a mellow spice and dry sweetness that dances on the tongue, giving pure delight that is worthy of the Sazerac name.”

Proof: 90

Age: 18 Years

Year: 2013

Color: ( 93 )

Deep Burnt Orange

Nose: ( 95 / 100 )

Impressive with rich fruit, subtle rye, and faint leather

Taste: ( 95 / 100 )

Buttery with a complex mix of fruit, toffee, and chocolate on the front palate is met on the mid-palate with a pleasing balance of rye spice

Finish: ( 92 / 100 )

The finish is pleasing with a return of sweetness from the fruit and toffee on the back of the tongue. The shorter duration was the only thing holding the finish back from a 95 rating.

Overall Rating: ( 94 / 100 ) Buy (As many as you can find!)

The Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old was our favorite of this year’s Antique Collection. The rich mouth feel and balanced complexity make this the year’s best rye to date. A longer finish would have earned the Sazerac 18 another point in the overall rating. If you can only buy one bottle of the Antique Collection, try to make it the Sazerac 18!

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