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The Accidental Distiller: Brian Ellison of Death's Door Spirits

April 4, 2012

Tags: Death's Door Spirits, Death's Door Vodka, Death's Door Gin, Death's Door White Whisky, Brian Ellison

Normally, making booze and doing good works are two totally unrelated enterprises. For Brian Ellison, president of Death’s Door Spirits in Washington Island, Wisconsin, one was a natural outgrowth of the other.
“It began with trying to help the local farmers do something with their wheat,” he explains. “We thought of opening a bakery, but there was no money in it. Luckily, we got started in 2005, just as the craft distilling movement was taking off.” (more…)