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.
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.
Since St. George Spirits was founded in 1982, we?ve grown from a dedicated eau de vie distillery into a diverse operation that makes a range of craft spirits. Then: a bare-bones production facility with tasting tables jerry-rigged on sawhorses. Now: a 65,000-square-foot hangar with a spectacular tasting room, laboratory, and a lineup of the most beautiful copper stills in the industry. Then: a one-man operation. Now: a diverse team of individuals passionate about artisan spirits. It?s a lot to be proud of. But it didn?t happen overnight. We?ve grown slowly over the last 35 years, hiring one person at a time, adding one copper still at a time. We don?t have a marketing team or a big advertising budget. What we do have are passion, ideas, and access to superlative raw materials. The craft distillation movement has grown with us over the years, and we?ve been joined by hundreds of new distilleries across the country. As the landscape has changed, there?s been a lot of talk about established spirits brands vs. newcomers. Big brands vs. small brands. The way we see it, it?s not that small or big is better. It?s not that new or old is better. Better is better. And with that in mind, we have dedicated ourselves to making the best spirits we can. We?re passionate about distillation in all its forms, but we don?t release a spirit unless we feel we have something new and valid to contribute to the conversation. We want to be able to pick our spirits out of a lineup on smell and taste alone because they?re exceptional. We pledge to craft quintessential spirits to delight hedonists and genius bartenders alike-and when you taste our spirits, we hope that the character and quality of what?s in your glass will convey to you what we?re all about.
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