St. George master distiller Lance Winters describes Baller as “a California take on the Japanese spin on Scotch whiskey.” What does that mean?
We start with 100% American barley (predominately two-row pale malted barley, the remainder is lightly roasted).
After distillation in our eau de vie pot stills, the whiskey is aged in used bourbon casks and French oak wine casks, as well as filtered through maple charcoal.
We then finish the whiskey in casks that had held house-made umeshu(a Japanese style of plum liqueur we made entirely from California-grown ume fruit).
Crisp and dry, with a touch of malt sweetness. The smoky finish lingers and builds with each sip.
We created this spirit with Japanese-style whiskey highballs in mind (hence the name Baller...). We also recommend it in place of Scotch whisky in a Bobby Burns or Rob Roy, or in a Boulevardier.
Distiller Lance Winters did the art direction for the label, which re-imagines the legend of St. George as a samurai. The original watercolor on the front label was by Oakland artist Sylvia Solochek Walters, done to emulate woodcut. The calligraphy was done by Eri Takase of Takase Studios.
For a party of 10, enjoy the elegant ambiance of The Proof Flat by EC Proof while learning and tasting fine whiskies. Enjoy a welcome drink, light bites and a flight of whiskies. Learn from the Spirit Evangelists about this beautiful spirit and finally learn to make a cocktail. This is an evening you are sure to enjoy.
Bottle: St. George Baller Whiskey
Experience: Private Whiskey Tasting for 10 at The Proof Flat
Starting Bid: $800
** This lot will be 100% donated to Plastic Oceans **
T&C: Subject to availability and will be coordinated by The Ladies of EC Proof. Must be used within 1 year.