Made (in a barn) in New York
Isolation Proof was born in 2020 in a wooden barn in the Western Catskills. It began as our desire to make sustainable spirits using local ingredients that would bring people together. We started making gin and never looked back.
the original gin
We set out to make the kind of gin that we wanted to drink: a no-nonsense, spirit-forward cross between a London Dry and New American style gin. Isolation Proof Original Gin is earthy and spicy, with a backbone of sweetness from licorice and orange peel, and a signature peppery finish from Cubeb. It’s versatile in cocktails and extraordinarily sippable by itself.
Our production process is intentionally low intervention. Just a single distillation with botanicals. We love the natural minerality that comes through in our spring water, and the temperature fluctuations that occur across all four seasons. The result of working with these conditions is a living, breathing gin that reflects the time, place, and conditions under which it was made.
As consumers, we pay a lot of attention to where our food comes from, but we don’t pay much attention to where our spirits come from.
As a farm distillery, we source 80%+ of our raw ingredients from New York State, including our base spirit which is made from 100% up-cycled whey, dairy by-product that would otherwise be thrown away. The whey is converted to sugar, which is converted to alcohol, which we convert to sustainable and delicious gin.
Browse our cocktail recipes for inspiration of how to use each gin.