DISTILLER’S SERIES SPIRITS

We are always working on new spirits, and occasionally come up with creations that we are excited to share. We often bottle these spirits under our Distillery Series label, and those ones are only available here at the distillery. These products are often made only once, or on a very limited basis – check back often or you might miss out!

Here are some of our most recent offerings:

The Dearborn Gin

Since fall 2018, we have been serving and selling a great spirited collaboration – The Dearborn Gin, which we developed with our friends at The Dearborn Tavern in Chicago. This gin has a classic profile, with fresh juniper, bright citrus (we used fresh grapefruit, lemon and lime), and a hint of Irish heather. Of course, you can find this gin at the Dearborn, but the only other place you’ll find it is right here at the distillery.

Dearborn Gin is 45% abv and is available now at the distillery.

2019 Malt Whiskey Release

This particular whiskey has been made with a blend of our aged barrels – the youngest in the mix is 7 years old,. It has a rich, inviting nose of malt, with hints of spice, heather and eucalyptus. On the palate, it is delicious, smooth and nuanced, starting with a spice note, leading to a rush of velvety smooth malt, accents of honey and fruit, and a dry finish, with rich notes of rye spice and orange.

This edition is 42.5% abv.

OSMANTHUS CORDIAL

One of the incredible botanicals in our Scofflaw Old Tom Gin is a very obscure, expensive flower from China called osmanthus. It adds a delicious fruity, floral, exotic finish to that gin that we have always loved. Well, we decided to see what happens when we use just that flower and make it into a delicious liqueur.

It’s pretty spectacular! This limited edition liqueur (just 101 bottles made) has bright floral & herbal notes, with a delicate finish. It makes delicious cocktails with our vodka, any of our gins or with Sol Chamomile Citrus, especially.

This Osmanthus Cordial is 40% abv.

PAST DISTILLER’S SERIES SPIRITS

We like to create interesting, unique things. Here are a few of the distiller’s series spirits we’ve released in the last few years. Past editions have included things like a smoked version of our Tahitian Vanilla vodka, a malty genever, and many other quirky, delicious creations.

PEATED MALT WHISKEY

We’ve been making malt whiskey for many years, and we experimented with some peated malt. We really like the results – rich, smoky and peaty, this whiskey drinks kind of like an Islay Scotch with some heathery undertones. Delicious for a cold winter’s night, to be sure.

This whiskey was 45% abv, and it is SOLD OUT. But there *might* be some more in the works, at Sonja’s request.

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KÜMMEL

A lesser known, herbal-style liqueur with caraway as a dominant flavor. We made this for fun, and enjoyed it so much we thought we’d share some of it as well. Delicious for sipping, and also for mixing – some classic old cocktails call for this obscure ingredient, and it plays well with other savory flavors. Our Kümmel was 35% abv, and is SOLD OUT.

BLUEBERRY GIN CORDIAL

Taking inspiration from the great produce at our area farmers’ markets, we made a delicious sipping-style liqueur using fresh regional blueberries and our Distiller’s Gin No. 11. Layers of flavor, with bright, fresh fruit and rich botanicals. Delicious over ice, or with soda, but also fun to mix! Our Blueberry Gin Cordial was 40% abv, and is SOLD OUT.