Death’s Door Gin (@deathsdoor)

It’s the New Year, and the world has survived yet another doomsday prediction. In the honor of those crazy Mayans I decided to bring in the new year with Death’s Door Gin. Most people shy away when you mention gin, but Death’s Door inviting blend of flavors would appeal to even the most casual of drinkers. It is as breathtakingly crisp, dramatic flavors that rise up to the occasion, remarkable smooth and has more complexity than any other gin I have tasted. Between the layers of subtle flavors and the pure smooth finish, Death’s Door is not only the best gin I have ever sampled, it may be the greatest spirit I have ever had.

 Corpse Reviver

¾ oz. Death’s Door Gin
¾ oz. Lillet Blonde
¾ oz. Cointreau
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash of Absinthe
Garnished with a Lemon ribbon

Directions: Combine all ingredients with ice shake hard and strain into a Up cocktail glass (Martini glass) garnish with a Lemon ribbon and enjoy.

By Days End

1½ oz. Death’s Door Gin
½ fresh squeezed lemon
3 oz. water
splash of simple syrup
5 pieces of watermelon
4 pieces of fresh mint

Directions: Squeeze the lemon first then put in the pieces of watermelon and mint. Muddle these ingredients together, then add ice, water and a splash of simple syrup and shake.

Review Overview

Even before the pour, you can smell Death's Door's unique blend of juniper, lavender and coriander. The taste is crisp, the finish is clean; this is style of gin the Martini is designed for. With flavors of Juniper, citrus and fennel dancing on your palate, every second of Death's Door is an experience. Death's Door gin, dare I say, could be considered a sipping gin; it has a smoothness that I would love to attribute to the organic wheat.

Even looking at the bottle of Death's Door gin you can see can tell the product was made with great pride, countless hours and obsessive attention to detail. Not only is the gin superb, but there was also an equal amount of care given to the design of the bottle. Everything from the colors chosen, to the font used, to the shape of the bottle shows, to the wooden cap and cork, show careful consideration.

96 out of 100

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