If you're familiar with St. George Absinthe Verte, you already know that distiller Lance Winters has mad skills at creating balanced distillates out of complex botanical formulations. For these three St. George gins, Lance retrofitted his beloved absinthe still with a custom-built Carter head assembly. This allows for elegant expression of the character of the juniper berries and other botanicals, while minimizing resinous and potentially acrid notes from carrying over during distillation. The following three gins (Botanivore, Terroir and Dry Rye) are opulent and unique in style, but all unmistakably gin. Try each one in this great sample pack of 200ml bottles and then come back to get full-sized bottles of your favorites. You’ll be glad you did!
In the 30 years since St. George Spirits was founded, we have grown from a dedicated eau de vie distillery into a diverse operation that makes a range of craft spirits. What was then a bare-bones production facility with tasting tables jerry-rigged on sawhorses, is now a 65,000-square-foot hangar with a spectacular tasting room, laboratory, and a lineup of the most beautiful pot stills in the industry. It's a lot to be proud of. But it didn't happen overnight. They've grown slowly over the years, hiring one person at a time, adding one copper still at a time. We don't have a marketing team, an advertising budget, or a blimp. What we do have are passion, ideas, and access to superlative raw materials. The craft distillation movement has grown with them over the last three decades, and they've been joined by hundreds of new distilleries across the country. As the landscape has changed, there's been a lot of talk about established spirits brands vs. newcomers. Big brands vs. small brands. The way we see it, it's not that small or big is better. It's not that new or old is better. Better is better. And with that in mind, they have dedicated themselves to making the best spirits they can. They pledge to craft quintessential spirits to delight hedonists and genius bartenders alike-and when you taste our spirits, we hope that the character and quality of what's in your glass will convey to you what we're all about.