About St. George Lot. 20 Single Malt Whiskey
Founded in 1982 by German-born Jörg Rupf, St. George Spirits is one of the oldest craft distilleries in the United States. The distillery, housed in an old World War II airplane hangar on a former naval base on the edge of San Francisco, is home to Lance Winters, nuclear engineer, mad scientist and St. George's master distiller, and Dave Smith, St. George's chief blender.
Winters and Smith, who are widely-known for experimenting with different types of spirits, have a laboratory dominated by a 10-liter test still, which sits adjacent to the glass beakers and graduated cylinders that cover every inch of their counter space. Next to the dusty chalkboards caked with equations for the conversion of sugar to alcohol and intricate diagrams of molecular structures are bottles of experimental whiskeys, vodkas, and even an aging balsamic vinegar.
If St. George Spirits is the original American craft distillery, then St. George Single Malt Whiskey is the original American single malt. First launched in 2000, it's now celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of Lot 20. The mash bill has stayed the same through those 2 decades and consists of two-row barley and Bamberg malt. But each year's Lot has been increasingly more complex, due to more and more interesting barrels being accumulated in their library. Lot 20 had head distiller and blender Dave Smith craft an 86-proof blend of whiskey from Kentucky bourbon, Tennessee whiskey, American and French oak apple brandy, port, and California Sauternes wine casks. The ages of the whiskeys range from 4.5 years up to 21 years.
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About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
Check out our impressive selection of American single malts, or find your new favorite in our rich whisk(e)y selection, and get familiarized with what the world has to offer.