St. George Spirits Terroir Gin
A forest in your glass—profoundly lush and aromatic, with ultra woodsy notes of Douglas fir, California bay laurel, sage, and a hint of citrus.
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.
Enjoying an enthusiastic resurgence in modern cocktail culture, Gin, a.k.a. ‘Dutch Courage,’ was originally touted as a 16th century cure for cowardice and stomach ailments. Arguably the broadest and most dynamic category of spirits in terms of flavor profiles and production styles, Gin is a distilled grain spirit that derives its primary flavor from juniper berries and secondary flavors from a dazzling array of spices, herbs, fruits and botanicals. It is both produced and enjoyed all around the world and is most commonly mixed into cocktails such as the Martini or simply added to tonic water.