St George Lot 22 Single Malt Whiskey
Since its debut in 2000, St. George Single Malt Whiskey has been an American original. When they started laying down barrels in 1997, no other distillers were making whiskey from grain roasted beyond the pale. They recognized the potential of more heavily roasted grain, and changed the whiskey game forever. 20 barrels were selected and blended for the Lot 22 release. Cooperage includes used bourbon barrels, as well as both American and French oak via apple brandy, port, and Sauternes-style wine casks. The youngest barrel is about four-and-a-half years, while the oldest single cask is about eight-and-a-half years old. Lot 22 also includes cask blends with whiskey dating back 23 years. On the nose you’ll find notes of espresso, brown butter, walnut fudge, cherry cobbler, and coriander. On the palate roasted hazelnut, mocha, gingerbread, baklava, and honeydew.