Deaths Door Gin

70cl | 47%

Inspired by the notoriously dangerous strait dividing Wisconsin’s Washington Island from Door County, Deaths Door Gin encapsulates the resilient spirit needed to conquer perilous territory. Produced by Deaths Door Spirits, this highly acclaimed gin combines a straightforward botanical mix with an exacting method for exceptional smoothness.

Originally launched in 2013, the multi-award-winning Deaths Door Gin grew renowned as a leading American gin before closing in 2019. Death’s Door Spirits swiftly acquired the brand, relocating the original German hybrid pot still used to produce every batch by hand.

Head Distiller Brian Ellison uses this copper still to carefully execute Deaths Door Gin’s proprietary recipe. Each small-batch gin macerates for months before slow dilution to achieve ideal balance and texture.

Tasting Note

Concentrated, piney juniper essence along with traces of anise, fennel seed and cardamom pod. Faint black pepper spice accentuates the aromatics.

Deceptively supple considering its high proof, with oily juniper up front leading into hints of vanilla, licorice and baking spices mid-palate. Subtle capsaicin heat builds slowly.

Lingering peppery florals complement the juniper through the velvety-textured close, inviting another smooth Wisconsin sip.

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Perfect Serve Nailed!

Stir equal parts Deaths Door Gin, sweet vermouth and Campari over ice. Garnish with an expressed orange peel.


Brand Death's Door Spirits
Country USA
Region Washington Island, Wisconsin
Size 70cl
ABV 47%
Flavour Fennel | Citrus
About the Producer

Death's Door Distillery