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A Trio of Gins
St. George Spirits Botanivore Gin is distilled with 19 different botanicals including cinnamon, cilantro, and ginger. It's super floral and rich, with a bright, fresh herbal side—chilled, you might be fooled for thinking that there's already bontanical-infused vermouth in the mix. If you like Nolet's gin (which features roses prominently) you'll like this one too.
The St. George Terroir Gin feels the most seasonally appropriate&mdas;it's distilled with Douglas fir, bay laurel, and coastal sage; the aroma will take you right to a hike in the forest (or an evening next to a Christmas tree.) It's much more complex and multidimentional in flavor than your standard London Dry—this is just the thing to upgrade to if your regular tipple involves Tanqueray.
I first tried St. George's Dry Rye Gin in a masterful Old Fashioned at San Francisco's Bar Agricole, and I'm just as impressed with the unadorned spirit. The base is pot-distilled rye infused with lots of juniper, plus caraway, black peppercorn, grapefruit peel, and lime peel. It's rich and slightly malty, unusual and delicious.
A gift box of 200-mL bottles of all three gins sells for around $35 at liquor stores and online here, full size bottles sell for about $30 each.
Also keep an eye out for St. George's special 30th Anniversary Edition of St. George Single Malt Whiskey, rolling out this month in very limited quantities.
Zalto Wine Glasses
For Tiki Lovers
A film from Terry Theise
Glasses and Mugs
Classy Cocktail Kit
Caskers Craft Spirits Clubs
Available online, prices vary. Use invite code SERIOUSEATS so you can register immediately for an account. Note: not available in AK, HI, KY, MA, PA, SD, TX, UT or WV. Order by Dec. 16 for Christmas delivery of first package.