Stagg Jr. 131 Proof: The Legacy of George T. Stagg
George T. Stagg was a trailblazer in the bourbon industry, and his legacy lives on with the Stagg Jr. 131 Proof. This high-proof bourbon pays homage to Stagg's remarkable contributions to the world of whiskey. Born on December 19, 1835, in Garrard County, Kentucky, Stagg's early years remain somewhat of a mystery. However, it is his adult life that would forever shape the bourbon industry. Stagg found himself working as a whiskey salesman in St. Louis, where he fortuitously crossed paths with bourbon icon E.H. Taylor, Jr. Together, they formed an unbeatable team and created the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century. The distillery they built was hailed as the "one plus ultra of its class," a testament to its unrivaled quality and excellence. Stagg's exceptional salesmanship and financial finesse propelled the distillery to become one of the world's leading bourbon producers. In 1904, the distillery was even renamed in his honor, a title that would endure for nearly a century. Today, the Buffalo Trace Distillery maintains the tradition of innovation and excellence established by Stagg so many years ago. This commitment is exemplified by the Stagg Jr. 131 Proof, a bourbon that showcases the distillery's relentless pursuit of perfection. The Stagg Jr. 131 Proof stands as a testament to the legacy of George T. Stagg. It embodies the boldness, strength, and uncompromising quality that he championed throughout his career. This high-proof bourbon is a true reflection of Stagg's relentless pursuit of excellence. With a rich and complex flavor profile, the Stagg Jr. 131 Proof offers an unrivaled drinking experience. Its high alcohol content provides a powerful kick, while its carefully crafted blend of flavors ensures a truly memorable taste. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, the Stagg Jr. 131 Proof is sure to impress even the most discerning bourbon enthusiasts. In recognition of Stagg's visionary contributions, Buffalo Trace Distillery was honored with the prestigious "Distillery of the Year" designation by Whisky Advocate in 2000. This accolade serves as a testament to the enduring impact of Stagg's work, which began almost 150 years ago. The Stagg Jr. 131 Proof is a worthy tribute to George T. Stagg and his unwavering dedication to the bourbon industry. Every sip of this exceptional bourbon serves as a reminder of the rich history and unparalleled craftsmanship that defines Buffalo Trace Distillery. Raise a glass to George T. Stagg and indulge in the incomparable taste of the Stagg Jr. 131 Proof.