St George Gin Terroir
An ode to the wild beauty of the Golden State.
Forest-driven and earthy, Terroir is a profoundly aromatic gin with a real sense of place. We wanted to make a spirit that conveyed what we love about the monumental groves of trees, moist and misty glens, and sun-baked chaparral of our favorite local parklands.
With Terroir Gin, we try to take you there with Douglas fir, California bay laurel, coastal sage, and other evocative botanicals. Sip it and be transported.
Wildcrafted local Douglas fir, California bay laurel, and coastal sage form Terroir's aromatic signature—and nine more botanicals help complete the picture.
We use a well-seasoned wok to roast the coriander seeds used in Terroir Gin. (The wok we use was Lance's 13th birthday present. It was on his wish list. Yes, he was an unusual child.) Coriander isn't endemic to the Bay Area, but roasted coriander has an intoxicating earthy bouquet reminiscent of the region's chaparral. On roasting days, the entire distillery is filled with the most fantastic aromas.
We distill the fir and sage individually on a 250-liter still to minimize the impact of seasonal variation. The fresh bay laurel leaves and juniper berries are vapor infused in a botanicals basket. The other botanicals go right in the pot of our 1,500-liter still.