St. George is an American company that specializes in craft spirits. They make everything from vodka to whiskey to absinthe. The factory is pretty magnificent, their operation is pretty impressive but where they really stand out is their creativity. They will make any alcoholic beverage for you, once it piques their interest. California Citrus Vodka, Raspberry Brandy and Dry Rye Gin are all possible because at some point they wondered if they could. I’m here to tell you they can, and it’s delicious.
The first thing I noticed about their many offerings is how aromatic most of them were. You can guess what they are, simply from the smell. Its incredibly alluring to your nose and makes your tastebuds tickle with anticipation. The best part is when you finally do taste most of their spirits its just as you expected or even better. On the tour you get to try only six of their many products but there are many choices. Don’t be hasty with your choices. Be sure to start carefully and reassess what your palate is looking for after every shot. You may be surprised where you start and where you end up. I will suggest trying the Absinthe Verte, the Green Chile Vodka and the Spiced Pear Liqueur. They are unique and worth a shot (pun intended).
Regardless of if you are a heavy drinker or not, the tour is still worth it. Their products are inspiring because they are a reminder of what you can do with a little bit of creativity and some hard work. We all have interesting ideas from time to time, but few of us follow through with many of those ideas. Let St. George serve as a reminder that a little bit of passion and experimentation can be intoxicating.
If you want to try the tour, check them out in Alameda, California, just outside San Francisco. Check them out online at www.stgeorgespirits.com, or better yet connect with St. George on social media @stgeorgespirits.