Located in an old airplane hangar on Alameda Island, St. George Spirits has been a mainstay of the cocktail world since they began producing artisanal liquors in 1982. The sprawling, state-of-the-art facility features gleaming copper machinery, which is used to manufacture craft spirits like absinthe verte, single malt whiskey, botanical gin, agricole rum, and more -- and all of it is available to try in their tasting room. Pro tip: the tour of the premises is really cool.
The middle-aged Alameda-based distillery celebrated its 40th anniversary by creating a unique limited edition whiskey. Only 1982 bottles were sold in honor of the year it opened in Emeryville, CA. The maker has created stellar spirits, including Baller Single Malt Whiskey, a Japanese-style whiskey made initially for Oakland’s Ramen Shop. Try St. George Absinthe Verte or any of the delicious brandies, vodkas, and gins.
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While you can’t do on-site tastings at this distillery, its spirits are worth the order.