George T. Stagg, 71.4%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

Another excellent Stagg, and considering its alcohol level, it's also a good value if you can get it at this price. Notes of toffee, pot still rum, nougat, dates, tobacco, roasted nuts, polished oak, and leather. Great depth and nicely balanced. A masculine bourbon of character and structure.