February 24 | FREE TASTING AT CORDIAL BOTTLE SHOP
San Leandro | Free samples of St. George Botanivore Gin, Terroir Gin, and Absinthe Verte! No reservations needed, just pop by Cordial Bottle Shop (1111 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro) 5–8pm for some tastes.
RELEASE NEWS: ST. GEORGE SINGLE MALT WHISKEY, LOT 16
October 2016 | We are thrilled to announce that Lot 16 of St. George Single Malt Whiskey is starting to roll out!
St. George Single Malt Whiskey has been one of the most respected and sought-after single malts among American labels for awhile now—and demand is stronger than ever. If previous releases of our single malt are any indication, interest in Lot 16 will far eclipse availability. While we don’t think that there will be enough to go around for all the passionate whiskey fans out there, we’d love to help you find a bottle of your own.
If you’re in California…
Due to the limited nature of the release, we will not be pouring Lot 16 in our tasting room here at the distillery.
However, our California distributor has picked up its order of Lot 16, which means that bottles could show up as early as tomorrow at local spirits shops, restaurants, and bars. Bottles should continue to roll out in this fall as orders from retailers reach our California distributor. In most cases, we expect that bottles will be snapped up just as soon as they land (and in cases where a retailer has accepted pre-orders, bottles could be spoken for even before they land). Unfortunately, we don’t have access to real-time inventory so cannot confirm who will have bottles available when.
As always, we suggest you begin your search by contacting your favorite brick-and-mortar spirits specialty shops to see if they've placed an order and/or know when they'll be taking delivery of their order.
If you don't have luck with your neighborhood spirits shops, you could also try chain stores that specialize in or carry spirits (like Andronico’s, BevMo, Mollie Stone's, Total Wine, and Whole Foods). Oftentimes, bottles are a bit slower to hit chain stores than local indie shops, so you might get lucky with a chain if your neighborhood specialty shop couldn’t help you out.
If you’re in another state…
Bottles should start showing up outside California over the next few weeks/months, depending on when each state’s distributor placed/places its order, shipping times, etc. Orders for Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, and Wisconsin are en route and should be landing fairly soon; other states will follow throughout the fall. In our experience, bottles don’t fly off the shelves quite as fast in other states as in California, but again, we don’t have access to real-time inventory so cannot confirm who will have bottles available when. Reaching out to your favorite local spirits specialty shops is always a good first step. If you need a hand, feel free to email us and we’ll try to help as best we can.
Wherever you are, we are grateful for your interest and support, and hope that this information will help you in your search.
Thanks and cheers!
RELEASE NEWS: ST. GEORGE DRY RYE REPOSADO GIN
October 2016 | Our Dry Rye Reposado Gin is back! If you already know, you know… If not, we hope that this year’s release will be your chance to discover our offering to the gods of wine, whiskey, and gin. We make Dry Rye Reposado Gin by resting our malty, spicy Dry Rye Gin in French and American oak wine casks (10–30 months for this year’s release). The resulting spirit has a robust malt character with piquant spice and the suggestion of stone fruit.
Bottles are starting to roll out to our distributors in California and other states, so get excited! As autumn progresses, we should have a sense of where bottles are landing. Please email us if you need help finding a bottle near you.
The WaPo on the evolution of American single malts.
Bruto Americano, a Campari Cousin, is Anything but Ugly | January 2017
Behind the scenes with our beautiful Bruto.