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…)