St George Botanivore Gin (750ml)
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St. George Spirits was founded as an eau-de-vie distillery by Jorg Rupf in 1982 and in 1994, Rupf hired brewer and former nuclear scientist Lance Winters to help out. Legend has it that Lance secured the job by submitting a bottle of his homemade whiskey. The two quickly expanded their portfolio of spirits well beyond eau-de-vie and in 2004 they moved their production facility to a 65000 square foot airplane hangar on the former Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda, California.
St. George Spirits has sinced embraced the spirit of experimentality releasing a number of curious products like spirits made with crab shells, seaweed, and christmas trees. These flights of fancy have informed the recipes for some of their more core products like their gins.
St. George Botanivore Gin is a great ambassador for contempory gin. The nose is full of exotic spices, citrus peels, and wild flowers but also has a solid backbone of woodsy juniper and herbaceous notes. The palate is rich-textured and warm mirroring the symphony of ginger spice, refreshing citrus, and savoury herbs into a long gentle finish with a touch of pine resin.
This is an excellent contemporary gin that makes a great dry martini but also shines bright in a classic gin and tonic.
St. George Botanivore has 19 different botanicals all working in concert. Juniper, bay laurel, and fresh cilantro are infused in their vapour basket while the other 16 botanicals including bergamot peel, black peppercorn, caraway, cardamom, citra hops, coriander, dill seed, fennel seed, and ginger are added directly to their 1500 liter still and distilled in 800 bottle batches at a time before being diluted to 45% alcohol by volume and bottled.