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 an American single malt whiskey, and we released Lot 1 of St. George Single Malt Whiskey in 2000. Since then, each Lot has evolved since 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.
Head distiller/blender Dave Smith has become the chief guardian 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 21. This Lot incorporates used Kentucky bourbon barrels, used Tennessee whiskey barrels, American and French oak apple brandy casks, agricole rum casks, and California Sauternes-style casks.
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.
St. George Single Malt Whiskey is an elegant expression of single malt. You’ll find notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, orange peel, and a hint of tropical fruit on the nose of Lot 21. On the palate: roasted nuts, bittersweet chocolate, honey, and light citrus.
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.
ABOUT ST. GEORGE SPIRITS
California’s St. George Spirits was founded in 1982 by master distiller Jörg Rupf. Over nearly four decades at the vanguard of the American craft spirits movement, the distillery has grown into a diversified operation with a portfolio that includes single malt whiskey, absinthe, and several gins, vodkas, brandies, and liqueurs. Now owned and operated by master distiller Lance Winters and head distiller Dave Smith, St. George has been inducted into the Spirit Journal Hall of Fame and named “best craft distiller in America” by Thrillist.