A perfectly crafted Gin that's made in America and good enough to make James Bond change up his favorite recipe.
The Do Good Distillery sits in an old, abandoned firehouse in Roscoe, New York — a rural part of the state just about halfway to Canada. That old firehouse was built in 1929, smack dab in the middle of the Prohibition era, or what we adult-beverage lovers refer to as "The American Dark Ages." The two friends and founders — Brian Facquet and John Walsh — decided to risk it all, and things went mostly uphill from there. They started with their signature Vodka, and have since expanded to a Gin, Bourbon, and Bourbon Cream. The distillery got its name from a toast by Facquet's buddy from the Navy.
Their Gin follows a classic recipe of botanicals; juniper (of course), coriander, bitter orange peel, and orris root start things off squarely placed in Gin history. Then they add lemon verbena leaf, a decidedly New World herb that really adds a nice, lemony, minty, and herbal something to the mix. They take a real "less-is-more" approach to this simple recipe, steeping those simple five botanicals for a full 24 hours in 120-proof corn Spirit to draw our the essential oils, then bottling the elixir at 94 proof... And it's ready to go into your next G&T or a classic cocktail. It is amazing as a replacement for Beefeater in a Vesper Martini… seriously, try it! The botanicals marry perfectly with the Lillet Blanc and it just works.