St Augustine Distillery The Saint
Age: 4+ years
Mash Bill: 60/22/18 Corn/Malted Barley/Wheat
Proof: Cask Strength 114 proof
Barrel: 53-gall new charred out. Finished in 53-gallon barrels used to make Old Fashioned mix
Total Bottle Count: 500 bottles
For The Saint St. Augustine Distillery starts with their Florida Bourbon. The grains are milled and mashed onsite, and fermented with proprietary yeast strains in closed-top fermenters. The mash is distilled in a Vendome 750-gallon stripping still, and the spent grains are sent to local farmers for cattle feed – eliminating any waste from the process. The resulting low wines are then distilled to final proof in a Vendome 550-gallon spirit still.
At the same time, St Augustine sends their barrels to a producer to use to make their Old Fashioned mix. This pre-made cocktail mix ages in bourbon barrels for 9-months. The barrels are then sent back to St Augustine. Some of the oldest barrels in the warehouse were dumped into these Old Fashioned barrels to finish.
The blend of flavors from this unique aging process is incredible. There are notes of chocolate, orange peel, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It's sweet up front but complex through the taste. The finish is long with notes of dried cherries and oak.