An American Gin Renaissance
St. George Terroir Gin ($35)
Lance Winters, a small-batch-spirits pioneer known for his absinthe and liqueurs, was inspired while picking up his son at summer camp in the Oakland Hills. “It smelled like cedar mulch and pine trees and bay laurel and fennel and sun-baked earth,” he says. Released a year ago, this gin is a spectacularly evocative translation of that place. Tours and tastings Wednesday–Sunday; stgeorgespirits.com.
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