Yes, it's a Finn squirrel superstar, Pikku-Orava!
From the St. George Web Page
Summer Open House, July 14th, 2007
Looking for a vacation this summer that takes you away to a sunny island, but that won't break the bank or use up your vacation time? Then take a spiritual retreat at our Summer Open House and Spirits Camp 2007!
On Saturday July 14th, we are opening the hangar doors, firing up the stills, and pouring all of our spectacular spirits, including the just-released raspberry vodka!
We are also going to be sampling, selling, and releasing our Aqua Perfecta Basil eau-de-vie at the open house! A rare and distinctive spirit, it is made from several varieties of basil, including Sweet and Thai. Lots of licorice,fresh fennel, and sweet grassy notes give you the pure essence of the herb. Makes a palate cleansing and refined accompaniment to caviar(sorry, no caviar at the open house), and is perfect for summer cocktails. It will be available for sale starting July 14th for $50(750ml bottle).
The stills will be running most of the day, allowing you a rare opportunity to see the process up-close with a live distillation. Music and hors d'oeuvres will be supplied throughout the day to keep everyone upright.
Also showcased will be our friends from June Taylor Jams (her syrups work exceptionally well in cocktails), and Recchiuti Confectionswho will be sampling their transcendent chocolate truffles and other goodies. Of significant interest to those of you who missed (or are missing) the chocolate spirits pairing nights: the truffles, spirits, and menus will be available for you to pair up some remarkable and decadent combinations!
Finally, we are providing shuttle service between the West Oakland BART station and the Alameda Main street ferry building to and from the distillery on the legendary Mexican Bus from 1pm to 6pm. Yes, it's free, just show the driver your Open House ticket and get on!
Tickets will be available in the distillery store starting Wednesday June 20th and by phone (with a $1.50 service charge) for $25. Tickets will be $30at the door.
Saturday, July 14th, 2007 from 1pm-6pm
St. George Spirits/Hangar One Distillery
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
$1.50 service charge added to all mail orders.
No phone orders taken after July 8th.
This is a 21 and over event. Please bring your picture ID!
The song is Taivas Lyö Tulta by Finn heavy-metal band Teräsbetoni. Apparently, there's a serious question in Finland of whether they're a corny over-the-top metal band or if they're a really subtle parody act. "Teräsbetoni" is Finn for "Reinforced Concrete." They could be the live-action predecessors of Dethklok.