Apparently the whole world knows about the Friday release date for the three new St. George gins. Unfortunately, no one from the their distribution knew anything about it and failed to mention to me. No worries though, as the barrage of phone calls and voicemails from excited customers put me on the trail and I have secured copious amounts of each product for delivery tomorrow. Here's the scoop:
St. George Botanivore Gin $30.99 - From St. George distillery: Botanivore Gin (our "botanical eater") earned its name because it's loaded with botanical ingredients. We distilled 19 different botanicals to compose this spirit (no small feat!) and the resulting gin is beautifully balanced and vibrant. Lance compares this gin to an orchestra where all the components are working in harmony. Deliciously herbacious and bright, Botanivore is a versatile addition to any gin cocktail.
St. George Dry Rye Gin $30.99 - From St. George distillery: Dry Rye Gin has twice as much juniper in its recipe as either of the other two St. George gins, and a base of pot-distilled rye that provides structure and spice. Warm bass notes of pepper and caraway give Dry Rye Gin an intriguing depth of flavor, while the rye provides a sweet maltiness reminiscent of a genever. Try our Dry Rye Gin in your favorite cocktails that call for either gin or rye or sip it straight for a gin experience like no other.
St. George Terroir Mt. Tam Gin $30.99 - From St. George distillery: Terroir Gin is our ode to the wild beauty of the Golden State. Distiller Lance Winters has a passion for exploring place and memory through distillation, and the aromas of the coastal forests on California's Mount Tam were what inspired him to start making gin in the first place. Terroir Gin has an intense earthy, woodsy nose and flavor derived from Douglas fir, California bay laurel, and California coastal sage complemented by bright, citrusy top notes. This is a unique and proudly Californian gin with a sense of place and poetry.
I really have no idea how fast these are going to sell, but if the phone demand is any clue then it could be fast. I would get it early if you are interested.