Alameda, California–based St. George Spirits reintroduced its Dry Rye Reposado gin this month. First introduced in 2013, the spirit ($50 a 750-ml. bottle) is made by resting the company’s Dry Rye gin in French and American oak wine casks for over a year. The 49.5-percent abv gin, which is available in 26 states, has a pink color and a rich, floral flavor, with notes of fruitcake and spice.
The St. George Dry Rye gin, the base for the spirit, is one of three gins in St. George’s lineup. Made in a 1,500-liter copper pot still, the 45-percent abv gin ($35 a 750-ml. bottle) has an unaged rye base, resulting in a malty flavor. The gin, which goes well in classic cocktails like the Negroni, Martinez, and rye whiskey–based drinks, features six botanicals: juniper, black peppercorn, caraway, coriander, grapefruit peel and lime peel. The spirit is available in around 30 states.