“Special Editions are about sharing our heritage and making a statement about where we are today, as well as where we are going,” Smith said in a statement. “We were inspired to finish the anniversary portion of our single malts in umesho casks as we discovered that the bill of the Lot series mash perfectly matched the stone fruit tones of the umesho and added balance to the rich weight of house-made Lance port barrels.” The whiskey is very unique and really different from most single malts that maybe I tried it before.
On the nose, cherry, grape, chocolate and big floral notes jump out at you. The palate opens with rich dark chocolate and caramel flavors, followed by fig, raisin, citrus and a hint of smoke, all supported by a pronounced sparkling personality.
This is a very complex, crisp, almost salty drinking experience…provided you find a bottle. Only 1982 was produced (an inaccurate homage to the distillery’s founding year), bottled at 48% ABV, with a high $500 price tag.
This is something you’re probably used to seeing on a bottle of Mitchell’s 10-year-old bourbon, and Buffalo Archaeological Group, or other unicorn bottles. But why isn’t American single malt rare? And if you’d like a little altruism with your whiskey, St. George’s is donating $40,000 to… Steppop FoundationAn organization dedicated to providing assistance to unrepresented groups in the spirits industry.
Cheers for that, and another 40 years of St. George whiskey.
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