Local barman Matt Grippo talks with Lance about distillation, inspiration, and what’s next here at St. George Spirits.
Q&A with Lance about “the edge of this art form,” including “what distillation can and can’t do or should and shouldn’t do.”
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Warming Up to Chile-Infused Vodka | May 2015
Hot stuff! A great write-up from the San Francisco Chronicle on our Green Chile Vodka, recs for where you can taste it locally, and a Green Chile Vodka recipe from bartender Matt Harrison.
Three cheers for PUNCH for keeping an open mind when it comes to the oft-dismissed category of flavored spirits! After tasting our new vodkas, along with spirits from Charbay Winery & Distillery and Leopold Bros., the takeaway is “the most shudder-inducing category is finding new life in the form of thoughtful, often locally sourced products courtesy of the country’s top distillers.”
St. George Spirits Is America’s Craftiest Distillery | April 2015
“Craft-spirits fans should be thankful that there is a beacon like St. George,” says writer Virginia Miller in this profile of the distillery that connects our origins as eau de vie makers to everything we do today. One of our favorite profiles of the distillery… ever.
American Booze Hall of Fame | April 2015
Serious Eats includes our “evocative” St. George Terroir Gin among its recommendations for Best Spirits of the West.
Clear Fruit Brandies Pack an Orchard into a Bottle | April 2015
Great story from NPR on St. George Spirits’ origins, the evolution of pear brandy in this country, and rise of American craft sprits: “The art was mostly lost in America until 1982, when a German named Jörg Rupf founded California’s St. George Spirits, the first American craft distillery since the Prohibition. The fruit brandies he began making there inspired the American artisan distillation movement.”
Artisan Spirit Magazine
St. George Spirits | Spring 2015
A terrific interview with Lance in the spring issue of Artisan Spirit Magazine!
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Green Chile Vodka is Here | March 2015
“When St. George Spirits comes out with a vodka, you can bet it will be something outstanding.” So says the LA Times about our three new vodkas! Our All Purpose Vodka is “just the bottle for restocking your home bar,” while the California Citrus has “has all the finesse of a fine perfume.” As for the headlining Green Chile? It’s “a real stunner” with “an invigorating snap of heat, and a seductively smooth mouth-feel.”
Distilled Happiness | March 2015
Adrian Spinelli on the distillery’s creativity, forward thinking, and new vodka release.