Our last event of the 2018-2019 chapter year was held at St. George Distillery in Alameda, founded in 1982 by a German immigrant named Jorg Rupf. St. George was the first American distillery to open since prohibition. The distillery makes a range of of craft spirits that include vodka, gin, absinthe, small batch single malt whiskey, flavored liqueur’s, and eau de vie style brandy. In fact, St. George was the first American distillery to release the first legal absinthe since the ban was lifted in the U.S. in 2007.
We toured the production floor to get a closer look at the copper stills and other equipment. While out on the floor, a friendly and knowledgeable spirit guide provided an overview of our distillery’s history, introduced us to St. George’s family of spirits, and explained the production process and equipment. The experience provided us with a real sense of exactly what goes into crafting what’s in your glass.
The tour concluded in the tasting room with a guided tasting designed to help you learn how to approach and appreciate each spirit.
For those of those that were able to attend, we hope you enjoyed our final event of the year as much as we did!
We will be taking a break in July and August to start planning our events for the 2019-2020 chapter year. We hope to see you in September!