Stagg, Jr. is drawn from barrels aged 8-9 years and bottled uncut, and unfiltered. This brings it in at around 128 proof (a little lower than the 140+ of George T. Stagg, which is aged 14-15 years) and huge body like only master distiller Harlen Wheatley can coax from grains and a barrel. The mash bill is high-rye so spice is prevalent, a welcome characteristic in such a potent spirit.
Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley describes the taste as “rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingled in perfect balance with a bold, rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of cherries, cloves and smokiness.”
Bring your Bourbon Society passport in for a complimentary pour anytime during October!
It’s free to join the Big Jones Bourbon Society, just ask your server or bartender to sign up on your next visit. You’ll receive a passport to forty of our more than sixty whiskeys. On each visit, members are welcome to one complimentary pour of the Whiskey of the Month (WOM) which will usually (but not always) be a straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey. Big Jones Bourbon Society members will also receive invitations to members-only events such as whiskey tastings and whiskey socials.
Of course you’re welcome to enjoy any whiskey on our list at any time. We’ll mark off your passport as you taste each of the forty whiskeys, and once you’ve tasted them all, you will earn the distinction of Master Taster, and win tickets for two to a one-of-a-kind all-out whiskey dinner. As the ranks of Master Tasters grows, we will host a series of dinners for Master Tasters.