JULY | TALES OF THE COCKTAIL
New Orleans | Wouldn't miss it! We'll be back at Tales again with a Tasting Room and Bruto Americano Launch Party on Thursday, July 21—your chance to sample many of our spirits neat and in cocktails, as well as be among the first to try Bruto Americano, our brand-new bitter aperitivo liqueur! Your Tales wristband gets you in the door. Then on Friday, July 22 (3–4:30pm), head distiller Dave Smith will be taking part in the Cocktail Crystal Ball: Drinking in 2116 seminar with Paul Clarke, Jen Colliau, Alexander Rose, and Dave Arnold. Tickets are limited, so get yours now!
JULY 27 | PICNIC ON THE PLAZA
San Francisco | Join CUESA for an outdoor summer happy hour at the SF Ferry Building! Local chefs and members of the US Bartenders Guild will join forces to create classic picnic fare and cocktails that make use of peak-of-summer produce—and we’ll be there, too, with samples of our Bruto Americano aperitivo! More info & tickets here.
RELEASE NEWS: BRUTO AMERICANO
May 2016 | We’re excited to announce the release of our new aperitivo: Bruto Americano! This should whet your appetite…
NorCal, you’re in luck: You’re up first! Our California distributor has picked up its initial Northern California order, so bottles are starting to make their way to local spirits shops, bars, and restaurants. We have also added Bruto as a tasting menu option here at the distillery as of today! (As always, we recommend booking ahead at stgeorgespirits.com/visit.)
SoCal, you’re up next: Bruto should start landing near you in the next week or two. Then onto Illinois, Louisiana, and other states as the Bruto roll-out continues across the country this summer. And if you’re going to Tales of the Cocktail this July, you’ll also be able to taste Bruto at our Tasting Room and Bruto Americano Launch Party!
We’ll update our Bruto web page with distribution info as the roll-out progresses. Bruto is not a limited-run item like our whiskeys, so you can rest assured that bottles should be widely available once orders start to land with retailers state by state. As always, we’re happy to help if you need a hand finding some near you.
DISTRIBUTION NEWS: OH, CANADA! AUSTRALIA! AND OTHER ADVENTURES…
May 2016 | After a way-too-long hiatus, our spirits have returned to Alberta and British Columbia! As this newsletter goes to press, our three gins, vodkas, and absinthe are available in AB and BC via Wirtz Beverage Canada. To our fans in those provinces, thank you for your patience and the warm welcome back.
Meanwhile, our pear and raspberry brandy are heading to Quebec. Either brandy would make a nice digestif post-poutine, post-tourtière, post-pretty-much-anything.
Australia, we’re comin' at ya, too. Look for our Botanivore Gin, Terroir Gin, All Purpose Vodka, and NOLA Coffee Liqueur at Cole’s starting around June.
On the domestic front, we’re in the process of adding Hawaii and New Jersey to the list of U.S. states where we have distribution. We hope to be up and running in both HI and NJ later this summer.
If you need assistance ordering our spirits from one of our distributors or finding our spirits near you, please let us know.