So in the past I’ve done a feature called Whiskey King of the Hill where one bottle reigns as champ until dethroned by a new contender. It was cumbersome, if I’m honest. Moving forward I’ll continue doing side-by-side battles like the previous Elijah Craig “B Battle”.
So for this battle I’ll be comparing a release that has been held in extremely high regard with a brand new release in the same family. One thing worth nothing, here, is that I’ve reviewed both of these and scored them both a B+. Let’s take a quick look now at the Buffalo Trace Distillery website to see what they say about the younger George T. Stagg product:
George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself.
Buffalo Trace Distillery
So the difference in proof is minor between these two with Batch 12 clocking in at 132.2 and Batch 15 tipping the scales at 131.1. This is a non age-stated and unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that is understood to be around ten years old.