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    St george B&,E What's it like?

    I read up on many of the craft distilleries in the US and enjoy their passion but see the time barrier to a really good bourbon. Give it a few years and many fine bourbons from little known distilleries will be surprising many is my guess.

    The story of St George and their B&E out of California caught my eye and imagination. It's not available locally and have not been able to find reference to it on SB. It sounds a dream drop. just wondering if anyone here at SB had tried it and can give me an idea of what it is like. Your price seems reasonable for what it is. It would be great if you could assist me.

    Here's a link, read through each of the tabs to get the full story. Many here would love to do that. Hence my intrigue.

    http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/spirit/bourbon/

    cheers

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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    I had a glass at a bar when Camduncan was in town. I don't have any notes but to say it was good. It's not actually available here so another member brought one out for me when he came to town. Have not opened it yet but will post notes when I do.
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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    I found it to be serviceable enough. It's a blend of two LDI bourbons, I think? It's a good vatting; it seems to me that the sum is better than the component bourbons would be on their own. I was pleasantly surprised by it, but I didn't pay for it and I don't have a reason to go out and buy a bottle.
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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    It was OK in my books, very thin, somewhat uninspiring. I appreciate St. George and their truthfulness about what was in the bottle, but for $40/bottle, there are better options for your money in my opinion. That being said, their Gins are very good and I have enjoyed their Herbsaint. I wish I lived in a state that K&L wines shipped to, would have liked to try their Faultline bourbon, which was another attempt at a LDI blend.

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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    I had a bottle last summer, and like petrel I found it unsatisfying. I gave it about 6 months after opening to see if it improved with time and air, but it did not. Not bad, just not something I ever thought about wanting some of. When the bottle was about half empty, I poured the rest into my ⅔ empty handle of EWB to use for cooking and baking. It is now under the kitchen counter.

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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    I found it most similar to Devil's Cut with the nod going to the latter, but that's based on a sip of the B&E and a 50ml of DC.
    Last edited by MauiSon; 01-29-2014 at 13:09.

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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    Thanks everyone. That satisfied my curiosity about this bottle. It would be nice to try it but doesn't sound like it is worth jumping through hoops to get my hands on.


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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    I found it to be serviceable enough. It's a blend of two LDI bourbons, I think? It's a good vatting; it seems to me that the sum is better than the component bourbons would be on their own. I was pleasantly surprised by it, but I didn't pay for it and I don't have a reason to go out and buy a bottle.
    An undisclosed Kentucky source or sources according to the website (and the bottle I believe) rather than MGPI. Perfectly serviceable if not great. But at relatively low proof with EC12, 4RSMB/SB and others for less and ECBP sometimes about the same cost (admittedly if you can find it) then it hardly measures up in comparison I suppose.
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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    Thanks again for the replies, and for introducing me to LDI/MGP. It's an interesting concept vatting. I love the idea of some old rye blended with a younger bourbon and marketed as a reasonable bourbon.

    Are there many 4 grains bourbons? ie corn, rye,wheat and some barley to convert their starches. I know of Hudson bay at top dollar and hard to find locally. Any other examples? It seems to be 2 different camps, Rye or Wheat, do they blend at any point into a better drop?

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    Re: St george B&,E What's it like?

    Quote Originally Posted by booma View Post
    Are there many 4 grains bourbons? ie corn, rye,wheat and some barley to convert their starches. I know of Hudson bay at top dollar and hard to find locally. Any other examples? It seems to be 2 different camps, Rye or Wheat, do they blend at any point into a better drop?

    Parker's Heritage Collection Master Distillers Blend of Mashbills is a blend of rye based bourbon and wheated bourbon.
    I believe Woodford had a 4 grain release at some point.

    There are a number of rye and bourbon blends, but not too many using rye and wheat.
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