St. George Spirits Uncorks 40th Anniversary California Single Malt Whiskey

Just 1,982 bottles of the $500 California craft whiskey will be produced.

(St. George Spirits/Photo: Nicola Parisi)

St. George Spirit’s 40th Anniversary Edition Single Malt Whiskey is a limited edition bottle that’s aimed at collectors of fine American craft whiskeys.

The California distillery’s latest release follows its portfolio of American Single Malts: Baller Single Malt Whiskey and the Lot Series, an annual expression first released in 2000.

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Head distiller and blender Dave Smith sampled more than 600 casks over several months for the rarefied bottle, ultimately selecting only 14 casks to draw from for the limited release 40th Anniversary Edition.

(St. George Spirits/Photo: Nicola Parisi)

St. George’s 40th Anniversary Edition Single Malt Whiskey is said to possess a “complex nose of vibrant cola, dark chocolate, and lager; with creamy notes of brown butter, salted caramel, sandalwood, and sweet coconut,” according to a launch statement released by the brand.

Taste-wise, the top-shelf California whiskey smacks of “bold notes of dark chocolate, walnut fudge, latte, and Amber malt mingled with buttered waffle; joined by secondary notes of coconut, spice, cinnamon, clove, candied ginger, stone fruit, and soft smoke.”

Only 1,982 bottles of the St. George Spirits 40th Anniversary Edition Single Malt Whiskey were produced–a nod to the the brand’s founding year–and it retails for $500.

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