Stagg Jr, the younger version of George T Stagg, is one of one Buffalo Trace’s small batch cask strength bourbons. Batches are released twice a year, each with a different proof and potential differences in scents and flavors. As of this posting in 2019, 11 batches have been released, with each having a different proof. Each batch is known to be very bold and intense, pummeling even the most experienced drinkers. I’ve been lucky enough to have reviewed batch 7 (from Fall 2016) and batch 10 (from Spring 2018), giving them both “Top Shelf” ratings for their deep, complex, and intense characteristics. When I finally got my hands on a second batch, I wondered how much variance there might be between them. Let’s get into this Stagg Jr comparison between Batch 7 vs Batch 10 to see what happens.
The below table outlines key facts and figures for each bourbon.