St. George Spirits Green Chile Vodka
Think salsa fresca! Sweetly vegetal, savory, bright, with just a hint of heat.
Founded in 1982, St. George Spirits is America’s original craft distillery.
Over nearly four decades at the vanguard of the American craft spirits movement, St. George Spirits has grown from a one-man operation dedicated to brandy into one of the most prolific, innovative, and acclaimed distilleries in the nation. Now owned and operated by master distiller Lance Winters (a James Beard nominee many times over) and head distiller Dave Smith, St. George has been inducted into the Spirit Journal Hall of Fame, called “a leading light in the American artisanal spirits movement” (Whisky Advocate), and named “best craft distiller in America” (Thrillist).
Today, St. George’s family of world-class spirits includes single malt whiskey, absinthe, and several gins, vodkas, brandies, and liqueurs. The distillery is located in a former Naval aircraft hangar in Alameda, California, and is open to the public for educational distillery tours and guided spirits tastings.
Though Vodka aspires to be an odorless and tasteless spirit on its own, this aspect (somewhat ironically) makes it the perfect base for flavored spirits, as there aren’t any other flavors or aromas to compete with those being added. While some premium producers steep their Vodkas with actual fruit, extracts and concentrates are most commonly used to achieve a desired flavor.