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St. George Reserve Apple Brandy 750 ml
43% ABV |86 Proof | Alameda, CA
"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 36 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."
"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!"