St. George Terroir
Many of us here at MoM Towers have wanted to visit California, but for one reason or another, we've not hopped on a plane just yet (I think it's mostly for fear of grizzly bears and not being able to get a proper cup of tea).
However, the wonderful folks at St. George Spirits have provided us the next best thing, the Terroir Gin! Now in a 70cl bottle, its botanical selection of Douglas Fir, Coastal sage and Californian bay laurel gives it a magical nose that makes you really feel like you're stood in a Californian forest (with no chance of a grizzly sneaking up on you as an added bonus!).
So fragrant, you can smell the pine....
Douglas fir taste overpowers everything else
I picked up a bottle of this while visiting San Francisco and Alameda, turns out it's a great gin. I served it with loads of ice, a good tonic and grapefruit peel. The piney/fir taste makes for a really different gin but different in a good way, balanced out well by the grapefruit peel.
I'd say it's now one of my favourites.
19th November 2014
I did not like this at all. I tried to but I found the fir taste way too strong and weirdly tangy. I tried to fix the taste my creating a cocktail with blueberries and lemon in it but all I could taste was the fir.
18th July 2014
Had the luck to visit the distillery in Alameda, CA over Chistmas. Andie gave us a tour of their beautiful distillery. This gin is one of the best I've had to date. It is so fragrant, and you can almost smell a forest in every sip. Wonderful with a good, not too sweet tonic.
29th March 2014