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#2996034 - 10/23/12 09:22 PM 2010 stagg......
Deck78
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Worst work day today after an already long string of bad work days and I just selected the 2010 from my Stagg collection to drown my sorrows. I must say, Pappy has nothing on Stagg in my hazy opinion. i managed to procure a massive snort of 23 yr pappy this past weekend and while I will never turn it down, it will never be my first choice. I'll be crossed eyed soon enough.....
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#2996432 - 10/24/12 08:12 AM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: Deck78]
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I have yet to try a Van Winkle, but I've had the pleasure of Stagg. Actually gave a bottle to some friends of ours for letting us spend an extended weekend with them in the lowcountry. With a small splash of water, it is amazing. We tried it neat one night and quickly found the bottled water. I still have one bottle left. This Christmas I will probably open my bottle of Lot B Van Winkle. Really looking forward to trying it.
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#2996457 - 10/24/12 08:23 AM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: jb3]
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I have about 3 servings of 2011 Stagg left. I didn't get a bottle this year as I did not have the extra cash to spend on it, but it sure is good stuff. I usually pour a glass and take a tiny, teardrop sip of it neat and then cut it with a bit of spring water.
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#2997114 - 10/24/12 02:53 PM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: Poser]
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I do think it takes a lot of repetitive drinking of higher proof spirits before you palate can enjoy them without a small water cut. Stagg is extremely complex and can easily be too much without the help of some h20. That is not a dig at anyone's likker tolerance but rather just an observation. It took me a long time before I could honestly say I enjoyed high proofs neat and I do not always drink them neat despite what the snobs might say. Snobs are just that, snobs! \:\)
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#2997132 - 10/24/12 03:01 PM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: Deck78]
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105-110 proof is my tolerance level. Right now I'm waiting on Four Roses small batch limited edition to make it my way. If it doesn't, I may go with single barrel limited edition.

Going to be watching the next few weeks as Winkle will hit the shelves. Around here that's a joke, as I only know of two stores where it is actually put on the shelf for public sale.

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#2997142 - 10/24/12 03:04 PM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: jb3]
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This thread makes me think about opening the bottle of 2007 Larue Weller I've been sitting on. That year it was in the 115 or so proof area.
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#3000065 - 10/26/12 09:52 AM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: jb3]
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I like the Larue a good bit for sure. Never a bad route to go.
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#3000095 - 10/26/12 10:16 AM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: Deck78]
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 Originally Posted By: Deck78
I do think it takes a lot of repetitive drinking of higher proof spirits before you palate can enjoy them without a small water cut. Stagg is extremely complex and can easily be too much without the help of some h20. That is not a dig at anyone's likker tolerance but rather just an observation. It took me a long time before I could honestly say I enjoyed high proofs neat and I do not always drink them neat despite what the snobs might say. Snobs are just that, snobs! \:\)


Stagg is distilled with consumer cutting in mind. In other words, you are expected to cut it to taste with Spring water. Once you get into that proof, there are very few people who could actually enjoy that without pretending. I mean, I can can drink it, but its not exactly pleasurable. I always take a tiny sip of it uncut just to set myself up for the taste and then cut it appropriately.
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#3000098 - 10/26/12 10:17 AM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: jb3]
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 Originally Posted By: jb3
105-110 proof is my tolerance level. Right now I'm waiting on Four Roses small batch limited edition to make it my way. If it doesn't, I may go with single barrel limited edition.

Going to be watching the next few weeks as Winkle will hit the shelves. Around here that's a joke, as I only know of two stores where it is actually put on the shelf for public sale.


I'd say that's about right for anyone who drinks whiskey regularly. I don't like much of anything that is less than 90 proof, but once you get over ~110, ~115, it gets tough without a little water to mellow it.
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#3000115 - 10/26/12 10:30 AM Re: 2010 stagg...... [Re: Poser]
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Looking forward to the cooler weather. I've got one beer left from a variety six-pack of octoberfest my wife picked up for me at Publix. Then it's bourbon time again. My wife bought a pair a shoes the other day, $75. That means I've got $75 to spend. Crazy how the limited edition of 4 roses I saw the other day was $74.99.
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