George T. Stagg is part of Buffalo Trace's annually released Antique Collection, a compilation of five very old and very rare American whiskeys. While securing any one of Buffalo's prized five varieties can be tricky as they sell out fast, the most sought-after is Stagg. And for good reason: This limited-release bottle is aged 15-plus years, made of uncut and unfiltered rye bourbon, and packs quite a wallop at 143 proof. The resulting flavors are intense. A simple whiff reveals a beautiful, sweet, and perfectly balanced nose with hints of maple and oak, vanilla, natural wood caramel, rye, and chocolate. In the mouth, it's warm, yet somehow sweet going down. [$100; buffalotrace.com]
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