Spirits

Spirits distilled the old-fashioned way—with hard-work, ingenuity, and American craftsmanship

We take an artisanal approach to all our spirits, working on our hybrid copper pot still.  

 We make spirits that we are passionate about and everything we make- we like to drink- and proudly share it with you and all of our friends. Since our first spirits were released, Belle of Dayton has won national and international awards from top judges and critics around the world. The brothers’ passion for the trade and their personal craft and artistry is embodied in each and every masterpiece they bottle.

 

 

 

1-Belle ginDayton Gin

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - So popular and riotous was gin in 1700s Britain, Parliament passed five laws to beat it back. Gin's been glorified, vilified, waylaid and run out of town. Now, Dayton dry Gin, crafted in a small-batch, artisan distillery, shoots the notorious juniper berry full with a mutiny of flavors—rye, hops, lemon peel and coriander—steam-injected, vapor-infused flavors held captive in a four-plate copper column. belle of Dayton offers a revival of the spirit for the audacious palette. 46.5% abv (93 proof)


PRESS RELEASE: Belle of Dayton Distillery wins 1st Double Gold medal  at San Francisco World Spirits Competition in Ohio’s history(download official press release)


Dayton, OH – (May 1st, 2017) – Dayton Gin has won a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Forty-three of the most respected, experienced experts in the spirits industry convened at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from April 21st through the 23rd, for the 17th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2017 Competition was founded in 2000 as a way to determine and award exceptional products in the spirits industry, and is now considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world. More than 2,100 spirits were judged this year, representing the largest number of entries received in their 17-year history.

Products awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. They are near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category. They are products that set the standard for all others of their type.” says competition director Anthony Dias Blue. “The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world.” The DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. These are among the finest products in the world.

“We spent 10 months and 93 distillations (hence 93 proof) crafting the Dayton Gin, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the Best in the World” said Head Distiller Tim LaSelle. Owner Mike LaSelle said “In an industry dominated by marketing companies and non-distiller ‘craft’ companies- it’s nice to see true artisan products like ours recognized.”

Dayton Gin is available through Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company. Complete results for the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse.

 

1-Belle vodkaDayton Small Batch Vodka

Dayton Small Batch Vodka (Platinum Medal 2015 SIP Awards,Silver Medal 2014 and 2015 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition)- We handcraft Dayton Small Batch Vodka from 100% corn spirits, artisan pot distilled in our 350 gallon copper still. We use naturally filtered, mineral-rich water from Dayton's Great Miami Aquifer creating an extremely smooth and clean Vodka. 40% abv (80 proof)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-Belle 011Hell's Vodka®

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Deep inside the ninth ring of Dante’s Inferno, the final ring of Treachery, is where Hell’s Vodka goes to chill. Made from seven of the hottest peppers on earth, including one 800 times hotter than the jalapeño, comes this fiery vodka that may burst your flesh aflame. Drink if you dare. May Hell’s Vodka wash your sins away. 40% abv (80 proof)

All Natural Peppers- Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Scorpion, Smoked Ghost, Habanero, Jalapeno, Ancho, Belle- some settling may occur