Death’s Door Gin has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of juniper berries, coriander and fennel. Using juniper berries that grow wild on Washington Island with coriander and fennel sourced from within the state, Death’s Door Spirits is able to showcase how complementary and complex simple expressions can be. Like our vodka, Death’s Door Gin employs a base of Washington Island wheat and malted barley from Chilton, Wisconsin. Death’s Door Gin has a full London Dry flavor without all of the bitterness because of our extraction process and the base spirit we use (i.e., our vodka). In fact, you can taste all three botanicals: loaded juniper berries up front; spicy, citrusy notes from the coriander seeds in the mid-palate; and a soft, cooling finish provided by the fennel seeds. Death’s Door Gin is big enough to stand up to classic or vintage cocktail treatment, but soft enough to be enjoyed on the rocks or as a dry martini. It truly is the “utility” gin of our time.
Death’s Door Vodka employs a base of Washington Island wheat and malted barley from Chilton, Wisconsin. Death’s Door Vodka is double-distilled and hand cut resulting in a spirit that’s smooth and rich with subtle notes of vanilla. We feel it’s the best in taste, flavor and mouth-feel for a domestic vodka.
A pioneer in the whisky category, Death’s Door White Whisky has an 80:20 mash bill of Washington Island Wheat to malted barley from Chilton, Wisconsin. The spirit is then double-distilled up to 160 proof (80% abv), rested in stainless steel and finished in uncharred Minnesota oak barrels to help bring the “white whisky” together and to meld this unique spirits’ flavors. The bouquet is one part “South of the Border”: artisanal cachaça, tequila; and one part “Eastern”: sweet potato shochu/soju and earthy sake. Yet, the palate is unmistakably whisky: a smooth double-distilled varietal with vanilla, chocolate covered raisin, and dark cherry flavors.
Schoolcraft’s Original Wisconsin Wondermint Schnapps Liqueur is the first and only artisan craft peppermint schnapps in the world. Wondermint is a delightful blend of pure grain spirits with three times distilled peppermint extract, bitter almond, rosewater and a spike of absinthe. Minty, sweet and herbaceous, Wondermint is wonderful. Enjoy it in a variety of ways, from shots to your favorite cocktails (cold or hot), but always with friends. As for the handsome gentleman on the bottle, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the noted American geographer, geologist and ethnologist, drew accounts of the Wisconsin territory during his 1832 expedition to find the source of the Mississippi River. He noted at the time that Wisconsin Schnapps was available for 4 cents a dram. While we haven’t managed to maintain the price, we are able to present Schoolcraft’s Original Wisconsin Schnapp’s Liqueur as we think it would have been enjoyed at the time.