St George Lot 21 Single Malt Whiskey
Before starting at St. George in 1996, Head Distillery Lance Winters had spent five years working as a brewer. When he realized that brewing beer was halfway to distilling whiskey, he turned in his brewer’s card and dedicated himself to the art and craft of distillation. Though the category of "American single malt" did not yet exist, Lance joined St. George Spirits with the express purpose of making single malt whiskey. Since 2000, the St. George Single Malt has been a beloved annual release, with each lot different in cask makeup and average age of the blend.
The youngest barrel in Lot 21 is about four-and-a-half years old, while the oldest single cask is just over 10 years. The blend also includes cask blends with whiskey dating back 22 years. Lot 21 incorporates used Kentucky bourbon barrels, used Tennessee whiskey barrels, American and French oak apple brandy casks, agricole rum casks, and California Sauternes-style casks.
You’ll find notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, orange peel, and a hint of tropical fruit on the nose. On the palate: bittersweet chocolate, roasted nuts, honey, and light citrus. Bottled at 43% abv.