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St. Julian Announces New Spirits Membership Club and Release of a New Exclusive Spirit

Paw Paw, MI – St. Julian Winery & Distillery, Michigan’s largest and longest-operating winery, is announcing a brand-new membership club for craft spirits.

As Michigan’s oldest craft distillery, St. Julian has been making premium spirits since 1998 in our Christian Carl Copper Still. The new Spirits Club is born out of a shared passion for innovative and classic flavors alike. Through locally sourced fruits and grains, St. Julian's goal with the Spirits Club is to create unique and memorable products that celebrate the process and artistry of distillation. 

Spirits Club members have priority access to new release small batch spirits. These could be unique blends, experimental batches, or special aging processes not available to the public. The first limited released spirit is Agave. This spirit, made in the traditional Extra Añejo style, has been aged for over 5 years in Reposado tequila barrels at full strength at the St. Julian Winery & Distillery facility in Paw Paw, Mich. It features rich notes of honey blossom, cedar, vanilla, butterscotch, and toffee that culminates in a warm, smooth, and silky finish. 

"After years of patiently waiting, we are thrilled to introduce our newest creation: an agave spirit that has been aged for over 5 years in our cellar,” says St. Julian Vice President of Winemaking, Nancie Oxley. “This Extra Añejo style agave is a testament to our commitment to quality and craftsmanship in every bottle, and we are excited to share this unique and exceptional product with our Spirits Club members."

There are quite a few benefits to joining the Spirits Club. Each quarter along with the exclusive spirit, members will receive the distiller information and tasting notes from Head Distiller Bob Bilton, the story behind the spirit, and advice on crafting cocktails. In addition, members will also receive complimentary tastings at our tasting rooms, discounts, and invitations to exclusive experiences and events throughout the year.

"Our Wine Club is at the heart of the St. Julian experience and its members offer us so much inspiration," shares Cassandra Pone, Director of Wine Club. "They drive our commitment to producing the highest quality wine, spirits, and ciders from the Lake Michigan Shore AVA. Introducing a Spirits Club is just a natural way for us to enhance our offerings and connect more people to the amazing things happening at the winery and distillery."

Classic favorites like gin and flavored vodkas are in the works, as well as innovative spirits like apple pie brandy and blackberry brandy aged in a Port Barrel. These limited, exclusive releases will only be available to St. Julian Spirits Club members. 

If interested in joining the Spirits Club, click here or visit one of our tasting rooms in Paw Paw, Frankenmuth, Union Pier, Dundee, Troy, and Rockford, Mich.

About St. Julian Winery & Distillery

St. Julian Winery & Distillery is Michigan’s largest and longest-operating winery and has been family-owned since its founding in 1921. In addition to the winery in downtown Paw Paw where they produce hundreds of award-winning wines, sparkling juices, spirits and hard cider, St. Julian Winery & Distillery also offers tasting rooms in Dundee, Frankenmuth, Rockford, Troy and Union Pier and distributes to thousands of retail partners throughout the Midwest.