• Media Coverage

    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…


    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.”


    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!


    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.


    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.”


    10 Absinthes You Should Be Drinking | June 2014

    Our Absinthe Verte was included on Serious Eats’ short list of traditional and new wave absinthes! (Two guesses which camp ours falls into?)

    Serious Eats

    Bartender Picks: The Best Craft Distillers | May 2014

    Notable bartenders from across the US call out their favorite boutique distilleries and which specific bottles won them over. Don’t miss the lively Comments section, which is as compelling a read as the article itself.