MICHAEL POLLAN AT THE DISTILLERY ON MAY 23
Alameda, CA | A program/book party here at the distillery on Thursday, May 23, 7pm for Michael Pollan’s new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Pollan will join Davia Nelson of NPR’s Kitchen Sisters in conversation, and will be on-hand afterwards to sign books and do bone luges (just kidding about that last part).
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore and Community Grains are co-hosting; bites will be provided by Oliveto Restaurant, Let’s Be Frank, Bi-Rite Market, and Mr. Espresso.
UPDATE: The guest list to this event is full.
St. George founder Jörg Rupf nominated for 2013 James Beard Award
Last year, when St. George founder Jörg Rupf was named a semifinalist for a James Beard award for the third year running, we hesitated to call him the Susan Lucci of the Beard awards. Now that he’s garnered his fourth nomination for his groundbreaking role in the American craft distillation movement, we’re as proud as ever—but really hoping for a win this time! Congratulations, Jörg!
St. George Wins East Bay Innovation Award
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance just named St. George Spirits an East Bay Innovation Award winner among some very inspiring local company (like local game-changers Tesla Motors and Pandora!). Watch distiller Lance Winters and other honorees talking about entrepreneurship and innovation in the East Bay here.
Good Food Awards: Agua Libre Rum & Pear Eau de Vie
Our Agua Libre California Agricole Rum and Agua Perfecta Pear Eau de Vie just took home wins in the Spirits category at the 2013 Good Food Awards. The awards recognize responsible food and spirits producers, honoring products that utilize ingredients that are traceable and can speak to where they come from, do not contain any genetically modified ingredients, and contain no artificial additives. Learn more about the awards and see the full list of 2013 winners here.
St. George Single Malt Whiskey, 30th Anniversary Edition
The 30th Anniversary Edition of St. George Single Malt Whiskey is here!
Awarded *****/Highest Recommendation from Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal, this limited-edition bottling is comprised of some of St. George’s most characteristic whiskey stocks and oldest heritage barrels—and therefore, some of the oldest single malt whiskey available from any American distillery.
As a nod to St. George’s origins as an eau de vie distillery, this whiskey was finished in a barrel that once held pear eau de vie (our flagship spirit)—leading Pacult to describe it as “unlike any single malt whiskey I’ve ever tasted and alluringly grainy, resiny and peary simultaneously.”
This anniversary bottling is our most exclusive single malt release to date, limited to only 715 bottles. Each bottle has a hand-numbered, black-and-copper label, and comes protected by a suede-lined, handmade pinewood box with a black piano lacquer finish.
Because of the extraordinarily limited nature of this release, we have had to allocate bottles to select retailers in the markets we currently have distribution.
Please contact your favorite local retailers to see if they have a bottle or two. Many bottles have already been snapped up, but we know where to find the ones that remain… If you need assistance scoring a bottle of your own, please contact our office at 510-769-1601.
St. George Gin gift-packs
Many people have told us how much they’ve enjoyed trying all three of our gins as a tasting flight, so we’ve packaged our 200ml mini bottles of gin together in one convenient three-pack that makes sampling easy! These three-packs are available here at the onsite distillery store, as well as through retailers across the country. For mail order, try Bounty Hunter, D&M Wines, Fine Wine & Good Spirits (Pennsylvania only), Hi-Time, or The Party Source, or contact us for other suggestions.
Faultline Gin 2.0
Remember Faultline Gin, the limited-edition spirit we made exclusively for K&L Wines earlier this year? It’s baaaack… but a little different this time around. Faultline Gin 2.0—a collaboration between St. George distiller Dave Smith and K&L spirits buyer David Driscoll—has a lovely citrus essence derived from rotisserie-smoked satsuma orange peels. (Yep, you read that right!) Batch 2 is limited to only 840 bottles, available exclusively through K&L’s three stores along the San Andreas fault (Hollywood, Redwood City, San Francisco) and by mail order through klwines.com.
St. George Spirits a finalist for 2013 Good Food Awards
Two of our spirits have earned us nominations for the Good Food Awards, a celebration of all things righteous in the world of food and drink. Aqua Perfecta Pear Eau de Vie (our flagship spirit, made from dry-farmed, organic Bartlett pears) and Agua Libre California Agricole Rum (our “locavore” agricole rum made from 100% California sugarcane) were both recognized in the Spirits category. The full list of finalists in all categories may be viewed here. Information about the awards ceremony, scheduled for January 18 at the San Francisco Ferry Building, is viewable here.