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Death’s Door Spirits

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Company Description

Death’s Door Spirits produces gin, vodka, whiskey, and “Wondermint” schnapps liqueur.

As a member of 1% for the Planet, Death’s Door donates 1% of profits to support efforts to improve water quality and alternative transportation in every market in which it operates. The company also selected Pennsylvania-based Anchor Hocking to produce its glass bottles. The decision to have its bottles made in the U.S. instead of France allowed Death’s Door to cut carbon emissions by two tons per shipment, in addition to reducing production lead times.

Death’s Door began in 2005 as an experiment in reinvigorating agricultural production on Washington Island in Wisconsin. Once known for its potato farming, Washington Island had shut down its potato production in the face of vertical integration across the potato industry in the 1970s. The 2005 experiment began with five acres of wheat – meant to produce flour – and has since expanded to more than 1,000 acres of specialty grains, grown for use in all of Death’s Door Spirits products, and in Wisconsin-based Capital Brewery’s Island Wheat Ale. Wondering about that name? Death’s Door refers to the passageway between Washington Island and the Door County peninsula in Wisconsin, north of Green Bay. Death’s Door Spirits are sold in retailers across the U.S. and internationally; check their availability map for the closest retailer.

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Brian Ellison




Middleton, WI, United States