Death’s Door Gin is from Wisconsin, and it’s made sustainably from local winter wheat and wild juniper berries. The former gives it a lovely bone-dryness, the latter are more distinctly aromatic, spicier and spikier than the commercial sort used by most distillers. It’s an incredibly simple drink (just three aromatics compared to upwards of 20 you might find in other gins!) but is all the lovelier for it. This is one you’d drink straight.
Seriously, is this a "Buy American" piece in disguise? Get Bulldog then. From the UK, but not quite old-hat. It’s far mellower in flavors than its compatriots, and it immediately makes you feel like everyone else has the volume set way to high. Juniper, botanicals and spices whisper to you as if across a clear icy lake.