George T. Stagg, 72.05%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: John Hansell

Distilled in 2001, this year's release is a departure from recent releases, which were complex and nicely balanced. It's more aggressive, with tannins and oak dominating, and lacking the body and sweetness to balance it. It's my least favorite of this year's offerings. Dark chocolate, toffee, tobacco, and dried fruit round out the palate and offer some comfort. Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2016