Breaking & Entering Bourbon from St. George (750ml)

SKU #1077302

Most of us don't realize that many of our favorite bourbons--Black Maple Hill, Johnny Drum, Hirsch, etc--are marriages of numerous different whiskies from unknown distilleries. They're labels that function as romantic ideals. Alameda's St. George Distillery, however, wants you to know that their Breaking & Entering is a special cuvee because they think it's their blending skills that make their whiskey so strong. And I think they're right. So for the last few months I've been meeting up with Dave Smith and his trusty palate Anthony Rosario for updates on this project. These guys went to Kentucky, bought some great bourbon, brought it back to the Bay Area and blended it into something even better. I am very excited about the results. What does it taste like? It's the epitome of handcrafted. Every flavor is in check and every texture seems to have been thought out. Just when you think it's going to be a bit too thin, the fruit jumps out. Just when you think it's going to be too sweet, the spice kicks in. It seems perfectly designed for the bourbon drinker's palate. It's neither rich, nor lean. Neither full-bodied, nor light. It's like Baby Bear's porridge--just right. Cloves, cinnamon, dried fruits, charred oak--it's all there. The finish is graceful and the flavors are precise. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)

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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/19/2012 | Send Email
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Hooch! That says it all. This is real fine hooch. This is also coming from someone who, um, doesn't really appreciate good hooch. However, I DO appreciate this one! Not too sweet, not too hot and not too oaky. This bourbon has it all! Medium-bodied, with stone fruits, cinnamon and really, really balanced oak. Perfect for Goldilocks. This one is juuuuuust right!

By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/31/2011 | Send Email
The Breaking and Entering is a well tailored blend of Bourbons. Nothing is in excess, nor is anything lacking. Texturally, it reasonably rounded, with enough weight to roll around on your tongue, yet without the corpulence of certain other bourbons. The flavors run from peach and toasted coconut to caramel coated popcorn before a warm, woodsy spice takes center stage. The finish moves back to toasted grain and vanilla crème wafer. If this sounds quite sweet, for bourbon it actually presents a far less confectionary profile than most. Enjoy it with your favorite police drama.

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