The Schtick: This is a whiskey release form St. George in California. They distill a range of spirits, and this is an older bottling of their younger spirit. From what I can tell, this bottle was bottled when the distillate was 65 months old. For those in the audience that hate math, that’s just over 5 years old.
This is Day #23 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:
- Day 1, Big House Bourbon
- Day 2, Kings County Bourbon
- Day 3, Johnny Drum Private Stock
- Day 4, John J. Bowman Single Barrel
- Day 5, Rye Royal 20yr
- Day 6, Big Bottom Bourbon
- Day 7, Copper Pony Rye, 6mo
- Day 8, Hayes Parker Bourbon, 6mo
- Day 9, Winchester Rye, 6mo
- Day 10, Winchester Straight Bourbon, 2yr
- Day 11, Winchester Extra Smooth Bourbon
- Day 12, Willett Pot Still
- Day 13, Hooker’s House Sonoma Style High Rye Pinot Noir Finished Bourbon
- Day 14, Knox Whiskey Works 70/30 Single Barrel, MC”s Selection
- Day 15, Homestead Barrel Proof
- Day 16, Boondocks Cask Strength American Whiskey
- Day 17, Old Forge Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon, McScrooge’s Selection
- Day 18, David James 10yr Straight American Whiskey
- Day 19, 1816 Chattanooga Cask Whiskey McScrooge’s Selection
- Day 20, Virgin Bourbon 7yr
- Day 21, Balcones Texas Single Malt
- Day 22, Balcones Baby Blue
Distiller: St. George
Bottler: St. George
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 65 Months
Nose: Cereal, lemon lime. Musty cardboard. Faint oak. Weird sweetness. No heat.
Taste: Thin, no heat. Sweet, vanilla. Apples and pears. Super muted palate.
Finish: Short, oak, pepper. Some splenda and artificial candy, like candy corn notes.
Overall: Inoffensive, but mostly because the entirety of the dram is so muted and thin.
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