Wine Enthusiast 86 points - Made with a whopping 40 pounds of Pacific Northwest berries per bottle, this clear eau de vie has a malty, funky aroma, with just a berry-ish tinge. On the palate, flavors are on the floral, waxy side, with faint berry notes woven throughout. -K.N. (Dec 2014)
Crafted from raspberries you could find in the dark, St. George Raspberry Brandy is intensely ripe, lush, and focused. Our goal in making unaged fruit brandies is to take an olfactory snapshot to capture exactly what the raw material smells like at its peak of ripeness. Our pear and raspberry brandy do just that; these extraordinary unaged fruit spirits are perfectly clean and clear, but the flavor and aromatics go all the way up to 11.
|We begin by sourcing the most flavorful and characteristic fruit we can find and then distill it at its prime. We use the whole fruit in its entirety in a deliberate effort to maximize the most elemental and essential flavors and aromas. We never add sugar or anything artificial, so all you get is the honest essence of the raw material. We distill our brandy on our collection of copper pot stills-including our oldest still, a 250-liter beauty custom made for us by the Arnold Holstein Company in 1982, the same year we were founded. All our stills demand expertise and keen judgment, but in return give us extraordinary command over each distillation run.|