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 and earned him his place in the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame.
Availability: A very limited annual release
Able to mount a strong argument for being the best single malt in America.
- Paste Magazine
Like no other whiskey ever. A rainbow of sweet fruit and flower aromas you can scarcely believe come from grain, and an amazing smoothness on the palate.
- Los Angeles Times
Might just be the best U.S. single malt available today.
- 1001 Whiskeys You Must Taste Before You Die
A true American original.
- Wine & Spirits Magazine
Phenomenal. Unlike any other being made today—fruity and full of deep, rich, smoky notes.
- Sour Mash Manifesto
An explosion of pineapple and coconut flavors on a base of pine, cedar, and vanilla.
The coolest whiskey maker in America.
An elegant whiskey as good as some of the best Scotches in all the land.
- Men’s Health
Craft Whiskey of the Year (2014)
- Whisky Advocate
Though the category of American single malt did not yet exist when Lance joined St. George Spirits in 1996, he came aboard with the express purpose of making single malt whiskey.
We laid down our first barrels in 1998, released Lot 1 in 2000, and have expanded our whiskey program ever since.
Lance’s brewing background strongly informed our whiskey’s mash bill—using various roast levels of two-row barley to elicit rich aromas of hazelnut and cocoa, and smoking a portion of unroasted barley over beech and alder wood to add base notes and additional complexity.
The resulting whiskey is expressive and inviting right off the still, but a variety of cooperage types contribute an even greater depth of flavor—creating a layered single malt with a signature all its own.
To create our latest release (Lot 23), head distiller/blender Dave Smith selected 26 distinctive casks from our whiskey library, incorporating Kentucky bourbon barrels, apple brandy casks, French oak casks, and California Sauternes-style and Port casks. We sourced from barrels ranging from four and a half years old to the oldest single cask, 12 years old. This blend also includes cask blends dating back 19 years.
St. George Single Malt Whiskey is an elegant expression of everything we love about whiskey. In Lot 23, you'll find butterscotch, fruitcake, orange oil, walnuts, and baklava on the nose. The palate opens with dark chocolate and espresso before revealing bergamot, clove, and fresh gingersnaps on the finish.
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.
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