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Wee bottles of gin from artisan distiller St. George Spirits

November 07, 2012|By S. Irene Virbila
  • A trio of 200-milliliter bottles of gin from St. George Spirits.
A trio of 200-milliliter bottles of gin from St. George Spirits. (S. Irene Virbila / Los Angeles…)

Is it too early to talk stocking stuffers? Maybe so. OK, think of these chubby little bottles of gin from St. George Spirits in the Bay Area as emergency supplies, ready to tuck in a bag for a camping trip or a long, cold trek.

It's a great way to sample some of St. George's unique gins without committing to a full bottle. Break open that wee 200-milliliter bottle of Terroir gin or Botanivore gin to share while listening to a new record or CD. My fave, though, is the pot-distilled dry rye gin infused with juniper (twice as much as usual), caraway and black pepper. I'm saving a bottle to take the edge off the misery of the cold that I know is coming sometime, somewhere.

They're widely available at retail liquor shops including BevMo. The adorable little 200-milliliter bottles run $9 to $12, while the 750-milliliter bottles are $32 to $35. St. George Spirits, 2601 Monarch St., Alameda, CA, (510) 769-1601. 


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