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    Modern Tiki

    Tiki Tastings: St George California Agricole Rum | November 2014

    A thoughtful exploration of our funky, wild California agricole rum from someone who loves it as much as we do.

    Gear Patrol

    The Spirit of Autumn: Best American Apple Brandies | November 2014

    Gear Patrol reviews three American apple brandies “that would make a Frenchman drop his cheese plate”—including some kind words on our “luscious” new California Reserve Apple Brandy.

    Food & Wine

    7 Must-Buy American Spirits | October 2014

    Author James Rodewald (American Spirit: An Exploration of the Craft Distilling Revolution) names our Dry Rye Gin as one of his essentials.

    Tasting Table

    Nothing Compears: Exceptional Pear Spirits | October 2104

    St. George Pear Brandy, our flagship spirit since 1982, makes Tasting Table’s list of pear spirits worth seeking out.

    Serious Eats

    8 Awesome Apple Brandies to Try This Fall | September 2014

    We just bottled our new California Reserve Apple Brandy, but we gave Serious Eats a sneak peek…

    SPIRIT JOURNAL

    September 2014

    We are hugely honored to have been inducted into the Spirit Journal Hall of Fame, along with fellow inductees Charbay Winery & Distillery, Germain-Robin, and Clear Creek Distillery.

    Paul Pacult writes: “These four home-grown distilleries proved to be the pioneering first generation, the trailblazing entities that persevered through the early years of artisanal distilling during the 1980s and early 1990s, when acceptance and recognition for non-mainstream spirits were spotty, at best.

    In 2014, 450 to 500 craft distillers are honing their skills across all 50 of the United States. This remarkable fact alone affirms the notion that (these four distilleries) provided the necessary platform and shone the beacons that guided this vigorous grassroots movement to its current place of influence and impact. The craft distilleries that followed… might not have started up at all weren’t for the legacy of the four new Hall of Fame inductees.”

    ROBB VICES

    Wake Up and Smell the Boozy Coffee | August 2014

    Robb Vices definitely knows a thing or two about pleasure in all its forms, so we loved their write-up of our NOLA Coffee Liqueur!

    Details

    13 New Gins Bartenders Are Raving About | July 2014

    Details asked bartenders to name their favorite gins among the hundreds of expressions available today. And lo and behold, our Terroir Gin made the grade.

    The Spirits Business

    Legal Definition Would “Not Benefit” Craft Spirits | July 2014

    St. George distiller Lance Winters and Balcones Distillery’s Chip Tate weigh in on whether there’s any compelling reason to legally define what the term “craft” means.

    Forbes

    The Rum Bunch | June 2014

    Forbes totally gets it, calling our California agricole “a bold, dramatic, wild ride that exhibits what broader-audience rums suppress: the grassy, herby, liberated-moonshine essence of the cane itself.”