Whiskey Review # 314 George T. Stagg 2006 70.3%

 

Distilled: 1990, bottled: 2006.

On the nose: Wow! Thick and viscous. Mealy red apples, brown sugar, lots of caramel, peanuts, milk chocolate, old rum, coconuts and liquorice. Almost buttery. Water brings out vanilla pods and more coconuts. Some tobacco too. It actually smells pretty close to a pipe tobacco shop I once visited in Leeds.

On the palate: large and oily. Red currants, red apples, charred wood and canned cherries. More berries with water. Almost like strawberry sauce or something. The finish is long and fruity with hints of cinnamon gum (Big Red), Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper. Spicier with water. More wood and pipe tobacco. A little sweeter with time.

Frikkins great things. It is even wonderfully drinkable on barrel resistant (who & # 39; da thunk!?). Super complex with a never-ending development in the glass.

96/100 points

(Thanks to Håvard for the sample!)

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