I do recall that the George T. Stagg was a "10" with lots of maple sweetness and spice...
That's interesting, and may well display the taste-preference discrepancy between Euros and bourbonites -- because Stagg didn't win, place OR show at the event. In the over 10yo category, Eagle Rare 17yo was first, with Pappy 15yo and VWFRR tying for second. Less than 10yo, Four Roses Single Barrel won, with Ridgemont Reserve second.
Stagg must have been too much whiskey for the whisky pros.
(reference Kentucky Standard newspaper for details. No link available.)