“We’ve been working on this for eight months,” LaSelle said. “We’re really looking forward to showing other cities in Ohio what Dayton has to offer.”
The new label design was hand-drawn and allows for greater description and detail, said LaSelle, who co-founded the distillery with his brothers Mike and Tim.
The new Belle of Dayton gin has elements of a traditional gin flavor profile, but the hops and rye add complexity and make it distinct from other gins, LaSelle said. The rum, after aging in a bourbon barrel that LaSelle obtained in Kentucky, has the color of Scotch, while the new rye-whiskey, which is still in barrel, contains rye, white corn, wheat and malted barley, he said.