George Washington Single Malt Whisky Limited Edition
American Single Malt
George Washington's Mount Vernon // Virginia, USA
With the support of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, George Washington's circa 1798 distillery was reconstructed on the original site, based upon archaeological and historical evidence. In 2012, DISCUS, in cooperation with the Scotch Whisky Association, began a symbolic spirit-making collaboration at the distillery, at the suggestion of The Glenmorangie Co. This American single malt was distilled from 100% Scottish barley from Glenmorangie is the end product. The Limited Edition was distilled twice, aged in ex-bourbon barrels re-coopered in Speyside for two years and eight months, and finished in Madeira casks for four months.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typeex-bourbon, re-coopered in Speyside; finished in Madeira casks
"The nose is predominately dry, oaky and spicy, yet there's a hint of dark red fruits from its Madeira finishing. The palate offers a mellow honey and caramel sweetness, along with toffee, and more oak. The finish is relatively short, and dry, with spicy notes coming to the forefront and only an undercurrent of vanilla."