Death's Door Spirits: Mapping Wisconsin's Finest Craft Distillery
I only have a few rules in life. One of them is when the makers of this gin offer you a straight-up trade–bottles for maps–you take it... and you don't cut your partners in on the deal. That was the situation when a friend-of-a-friend approached me to build this simple locator Google maps mashup which I took on as a side-project away from my normal Axis Maps work.
Death's Door Spirits is a craft distillery based out of Washington Island, WI and distilled in Madison, WI. They use locally-sourced ingredients for their gin, vodka, and whisky which they distill in small batches. While their small-scale makes their products excellent, it also makes them tricky to locate. The purpose of the map is to simply show where you can buy bottles or cocktails containing their spirits.
Since the map was so straightforward, it gave me the opportunity to experiment with a few new technologies I've been meaning to check out. Here's what I thought...Read more...