Japanese Barware

Free entry for Sake + Shochu Gumi members and customers who purchase the St. George Pack. RSVP to sake@umamimart.com and we will send you Zoom info!

Watch the video from the event on our YouTube channel!

We are beyond excited to present our next event with our good friends and neighbor St. George Spirits! Well known for their eau de vies, vodkas, and gins, master distiller Lance Winters found inspiration from Japan to launch two, now cult classic, bottles. Started as an experimental collaboration with local Oakland eatery Ramen Shop, the St. George California Shochu and Baller Single Malt Whiskey are today both unique and highly coveted.

For this event, we'll be in conversation with Winters and head distiller Dave Smith about the history, process, and artistry behind these two stunning bottles. They will also lead us in a distillery tour, plus tasting of these two Japan-inspired bottles in the St. George Pack:

St. George California Rice Shochu
Using local sake kasu (lees), this shochu was created for Ramen Shop and at 40% ABV. It's a great shochu for cocktails or highballs. Enjoy an aroma full of cashews and candy cap, while enjoying the pronounced acidity on the palate.

Baller Single Malt Whiskey
Made with 100% American barley, Baller is distilled in eau de vie pot stills, then aged 3 years in used bourbon casks and French oak wine casks, as well as filtered through maple charcoal. St. George then finishes the whiskey in their in-house umeshu casks.

The result is a whiskey that is crisp and dry, with a touch of malt sweetness. The smoky finish lingers and builds with each sip. Excellent in a highball (hence the name) and also in classic cocktails such as the Bobby Burns, Rob Roy, and Boulevardier. 

WHAT: St. George’s Japanese Spirit: Distillery Tour + Conversation with Lance Winters + Dave Smith
Tour, tasting, and Q+A

WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 5:30pm PDT

WHERE: The Internet

ADMISSION: Free entry for Sake + Shochu Gumi members and customers who purchase purchase the St. George Pack.

We'll email you with the Zoom info after you make the purchase! 

Here's what you need to do:
1. Purchase the St. George Pack
2. RSVP to sake@umamimart.com for Zoom info
3. Join the Zoom event on Thursday 5/20 at 5:30pm!

Photo of Lance + Dave by Andria Lo
Photo of Baller Whiskey cocktail by Nicola Parisi