Death's Door spirits started as an experiment to try and restore agriculture to Washington Island, Wisconsin. A once-rich farming region, the industry collapsed in the 1950s and turned mostly to tourism. In 2005 a small group set about attempting to reinvigorate farming, initially growing five acres of wheat.
Though this experiment began with the intention to provide flour to the local hotel, it has since grown into a brewery and the Death's Door distillery, creating the largest craft distillery in the state. The team is dedicated to not only supporting the proud local industry of the island, but also to creating a truly high quality spirit.