"St. George Single Malt Whiskey is an American original: distilled, aged, blended, and bottled by us out of love for what a handcrafted single malt can be. If you’ve tried any other St. George distillate, you owe it to yourself to taste the spirit that compelled master distiller Lance Winters to start distilling in the first place. Lance joined St. George Spirits in 1996 with the express purpose of making American single malt whiskey, and we released Lot 1 of St. George Single Malt Whiskey in 2000. Since then, each Lot has evolved as we’re able to draw from a wider selection of barrels with every new release.
Lance’s brewing background strongly informed our whiskey’s mash bill—which uses various roast levels of two-row barley (pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, black patent malt) as well as Bamberg malt (unroasted barley smoked over beech and alder wood). The mash bill for St. George Single Malt Whiskey has been unchanged since Lot 1.
COOPERAGE Head distiller/blender Dave Smith has become the chief custodian of our whiskey program, and it is his palate that now guides its evolution. Dave selected and blended 26 different casks from our whiskey library for Lot 22. This Lot incorporates used Kentucky bourbon barrels, used Tennessee whiskey barrels, as well as both American and French oak via apple brandy, port, and California Sauternes-style casks.
AGE The youngest barrel is about four-and-a-half years, while the oldest single cask is about eightand-a-half years old. Lot 22 also includes cask blends with whiskey dating back 23 years.
TASTING NOTES St. George Single Malt Whiskey is an elegant expression of single malt. You’ll find espresso, cherry cobbler, brown butter, coconut, coriander and walnut fudge on the nose of Lot 22. On the palate: roasted hazelnut, honeydew, baklava, mocha, and ginger bread. Sip neat to fully experience all the nuances and depth of flavor, or add nothing more than a single large ice cube. This is as good as whiskey gets."