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Death's Door Gin

Death's Door Gin

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Death's Door Gin: Unveiling a Smooth American Masterpiece

Hailing from the dramatic waters of Washington Island, Wisconsin, Death's Door Gin brings a taste of American ingenuity to the world of spirits. This award-winning gin boasts a surprisingly simple botanical blend that yields a complex and flavourful spirit, perfect for cocktail enthusiasts and gin lovers alike.

A Straightforward Approach with Exceptional Results

Death's Door Gin relies on just three core botanicals: juniper, coriander, and fennel seed.  This minimalist approach allows each ingredient to shine through, creating a beautifully balanced spirit. The juniper, the heart of any gin, is sourced from wild-growing berries on Washington Island itself. This local juniper contributes a robust yet smooth juniper character. Coriander, another classic gin botanical, adds a touch of citrus and spice, while fennel seed brings a subtle aniseed note that lingers on the finish.

A Tasting Journey: Unveiling the Depths of Flavour

On the Nose:

The first impression of Death's Door Gin is one of clean, crisp juniper. This is quickly followed by hints of peppery coriander and a touch of sweetness from the fennel seed. The overall aroma is fresh, inviting, and undeniably juniper-forward, with a subtle herbal complexity.

On the Palate:

The juniper presence continues on the palate, offering a powerful yet balanced flavour. The coriander adds a touch of tanginess, which dances with the juniper and gives way to a hint of sweetness from the fennel seed. Underlying the core botanicals are subtle whispers of spice, like saffron and caraway, adding a layer of intrigue. The spirit itself is remarkably smooth, with a creamy texture that coats the tongue pleasantly.

The Finish:

The finish is dry and herbal, with the juniper and coriander lingering longest. The fennel seed provides a subtle aniseed note that fades gracefully. The overall impression is one of clean, sophisticated refreshment.

Death's Door Gin: A Versatile Cocktail Base

Death's Door Gin's balanced flavour profile makes it an excellent base for a wide variety of cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Classic Gin & Tonic: This timeless combination allows the gin's flavours to shine. Use a high-quality Indian tonic water, a generous squeeze of fresh lime, and a sprig of rosemary for a refreshing twist.
  • The Death's Door Martini: This martini is a celebration of the gin itself. Combine Death's Door Gin with a touch of dry vermouth, stir it well with ice, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist for a touch of elegance.
  • The Negroni: This Italian classic takes on a new dimension with Death's Door Gin. Combine equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, stir well with ice, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange peel for a beautiful presentation.

With its focus on quality ingredients and a commitment to simplicity, Death's Door Gin has carved a niche for itself in the world of craft spirits.  Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the star ingredient in your favourite cocktail, Death's Door Gin offers a smooth, flavourful experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Additional Notes:

  • Death's Door Gin is bottled at a robust 47% ABV (alcohol by volume), offering a powerful yet smooth drinking experience.
  • The gin is crafted using a unique vapor infusion process, which allows for a full extraction of flavour from the botanicals without introducing bitterness.
  • Death's Door Gin has won numerous awards and accolades, solidifying its position as a top-tier American gin.

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