St. George Baller Single Malt Whisky
American Single Malt
St. George Spirits // California, USA
St. George Spirits calls their new release “a California take on the Japanese spin on Scotch whisky.” Baller Single Malt Whisky is distilled from a mash of malted and lightly roasted American barley, in the same pot stills used for their brandy. The majority of its 3 to 4 year maturation is spent in ex-bourbon and French wine casks, before finishing in casks that held distillery's own version of umeshu (a Japanese plum liqueur). Its release date is set for April 2016, in limited quantities and only for the California market.
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 TypeUsed Bourbon, French Wine, and House-distilled Umeshu