Death's Door Gin, Our Drink of the Week!
Anyhoo, Art is a gin man, specifically Hendrick's and tonic. But I wanted to give him a gift for driving me to LAX late at night recently, so I decided to give him something special: a bottle of Death's Door Gin. It's an awesome American gin sustainably sourced from Washington Island in Wisconsin, a gorgeous piece of Midwestern sustainability on Lake Michigan. I think it's great, but I'm not a gin guy--what would Art think?
The drink starts strong, heavy on juniper berries, then escalates the tang with coriander. What's surprising is how it cools with fennel, which adds a settling sweetness that ensures non-gin drinker won't get the spirit's infamous aftertaste. I stay away from gin usually--it makes me stabby--but I love Death's Door neat, with maybe some ice to open it a bit more.
And Art? Loved it--we cracked it open before he took me to LAX, and we took a shot. Then he took another. And another. "Good shit," he said, then we talked about porn. Working-class hero.