St. George Single Malt Lot 14

American Single Malt

St. George Spirits // California, USA

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  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    93
  • Avg. Rating

    4.06
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 48 )

It's unusual to think of a craft distillery as venerable but, with over three decades in the spirits game, St. George definitely qualifies. This release of their single malt whiskey, Lot 14, is a lollapalooza of sensations. The barrel list alone should clue you in to the fact that you're in for quite a ride: ex-bourbon, ex-Tennessee, French and American oak sherry & port, St. George apple brandy, and Blacksmith Cellars white wine barrels. A blend of 100% barley whiskeys aged anywhere from 4 to 15 years, this is a single malt that follows no orthodoxy. And it's delicious.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made 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 Type
    Variety of American & French oak used from ex-bourbon, ex-port, ex-sherry, ex-apple brandy, ex-white wine

Tasting Notes

"On the nose, you’ll find heavy cocoa, ripe mango, Gala apple, almonds and Nutella. The palate reveals a load of bready grain and honeysuckle under a prominent cocoa flavor. Overall, the whiskey is a lot of fun; it begins mildly, ripens to a viscous, malty crescendo that explodes in the middle, and then dries out for a lengthy finish. For extra credit, pair with a light lager for an interesting combination of light and bold flavors. "

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Flavor Profile

Oily & Fruity