An American Gin Renaissance
Death’s Door 2011 Harvest Gin ($30)
Gin distillers tend to be a very tight-lipped bunch, rarely divulging the exact botanicals (or sources for them) in their blends or even the proof of the base spirit. Death’s Door is the opposite. The labels note the three botanicals in the gin (organic wild juniper, coriander and fennel seeds) and even what year they were harvested. All of the ingredients, down to the hard red winter wheat used to distill the base spirit, are grown locally in Wisconsin. deathsdoorspirits.com.