BBaF Podcast: St. George Spirits with Distillers Lance Winters and Dave Smith

Listen to Episode 96: St. George Spirits With Lance Winters and Dave Smith”

St. George Spirits, founded in 1982, is one of the OG craft distilleries in the country. Located in Alameda, California and founded by German born distilling pioneer Jörg Rupf, St. George Spirits helped to kick off the modern American distillation movement as we know it.

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This week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast guests are the very entertaining distillers of St. George Spirits: Master Distiller Lance Winters and Head Distiller Dave Smith.

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President of St. George Spirits, Lance has been at the distillery for 24 years, and is the imaginative force behind St. George’s industry pushing spirits lineup. Since joining the distillery in 1996, Lance has led the craft distilling movement in America, and propelled the St. George portfolio to icon status. He has been recognized by the James Beard Awards for the last five years straight.

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Head Distiller Dave Smith came to St. George in 2005 after spending time in the wine world. Dave helps to lead the distillery’s innovative single malt whiskey program, and is the creator behind cult favorite, St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur.

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This week’s featured cocktail is St. George Spirits’ take on Dick Bradsell’s classic Bramble.  

Raspberry Bramble
2 oz St. George Terroir Gin 
1/2 oz St. George Raspberry Liqueur
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup 

Shake gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice, then strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle raspberry liqueur over the top and garnish with lemon.

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