St. George Single Malt Lot 20
American Single Malt
St. George Spirits // California, USA
Lot 20 marks the 20th anniversary release of St. George Spirits Single Malt which was first released in 2000 by master distiller Lance Winters. Now head distiller/blender Dave Smith guides the whiskey program and this release. The single malt ranges in age from 4.5-21 years of age and the barrels used in maturation are various used casks. They include used Kentucky bourbon, Tennessee whiskey, American and French oak apple brandy, port, and California Sauternes-style casks. Lot 20 is bottled at 43% ABV.
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 Typevarious casks
"The nose is big and enticing, with butterscotch, cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and creamy vanilla pudding. The palate is full and rich, with toffee and fudge, as well as barrel char, candied fruit chews, and towards the back, waxy notes alongside touches of bitter coffee grounds and peanut shells. The finish lingers with Christmas spice, tannic oak, orchard fruits and Black Forest Cake."