St. George Fruit Brandies

    THE SPIRITS

    St. George Pear Brandy
    St. George Pear Brandy is made from the most aromatic dry-farmed, organic Bartlett pears we can find—and we pack about 30 pounds of fruit into every 750ml bottle!

    This unsweetened spirit is stunningly fruit-forward, with all the complexity of a perfectly ripe pear.

    St. George Raspberry Brandy
    Crafted from raspberries you could find in the dark, St. George Raspberry Brandy is intensely ripe, lush, and focused.

    Our goal in making unaged fruit brandies is to take an olfactory snapshot to capture exactly what the raw material smells like at its peak of ripeness. Our pear and raspberry brandy do just that; these extraordinary unaged fruit spirits are perfectly clean and clear, but the flavor and aromatics go all the way up to 11.

    St. George California Reserve Apple Brandy
    Our barrel-aged apple brandy is like an apple orchard in your glass, with soft honey and cinnamon notes present. Made from a field blend of local apples sourced from a single family-owned orchard within 150 miles of the distillery. The 2015 release was aged in French and American wine casks, along with used B&E Bourbon and St. George Single Malt Whiskey casks, and began rolling out in November 2015. Very limited!

    THE PROCESS

    Pear brandy has been St. George’s flagship spirit since 1982, the year our distillery was founded. Today we make an array of spirits—all of them inspired by the philosophy of craft brandy production.

    We begin by sourcing the most flavorful and characteristic fruit we can find and then distill it at its prime. We use the whole fruit in its entirety in a deliberate effort to maximize the most elemental and essential flavors and aromas.

    We never add sugar or anything artificial, so all you get is the honest essence of the raw material.

    We distill our brandy on our collection of copper pot stills—including our oldest still, a 250-liter beauty custom made for us by the Arnold Holstein Company in 1982, the same year we were founded. All our stills demand expertise and keen judgment, but in return give us extraordinary command over each distillation run.

    Done right (our minimum standard!), a single still run is all it takes.

    THE EXPERIENCE

    Europeans traditionally sip unaged fruit brandy as a digestif. We’re all for that!

    But at 40% alcohol and with no residual sugar, our wildly aromatic pear and raspberry brandies are a bartender’s secret weapon—enhancing any cocktail that calls for vivid fruit flavor without additional sweetness.

    Explore pear brandy cocktails here and raspberry brandy cocktails here.



    WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

    5 Stars/Highest Recommendation — Spirit Journal

    Authentic, ripe scents. Wow. — Wine Enthusiast

    Captures the complexity... Rich, soft, and intense. — Wall Street Journal

    Smooth and clear with an unusually intense, true fruit essence. — Bon Appétit

    Magnificent, complex, fruit-driven. — San Francisco Chronicle

    Eau-so-civilized. — Wine & Spirits

    Excellent. A wonderful conclusion to a great meal. — New York Times

    Extraordinarily fruit-forward, this brandy tastes exactly like biting into a crisp, ripe pear, with an intense, natural pear aroma to match. — Supercall

    SPECS

    St. George Raspberry and Pear Brandy
    Format: 750ml
    ABV: 40%
    Availability: Widely available. Find it here.

    St. George California Reserve Apple Brandy
    Format: 750ml
    ABV: 43%
    Availability: Very limited. findmebooze@stgeorgespirits.com for assistance.