0007 Letherbee Gin

Art Direct

Letherbee is a Chicago-based distiller of fine quality spirits. Founded by Brenton Engel in 2011, Letherbee was inspired by the positive response his homemade moonshine was getting around the city, a sought after hooch that ultimately gained a cult-like following among those in the know.

Letherbee bottles a range of craft botanical spirits made for “wellness’, a line that now includes absinthe, Bësk, gin varietals and more. LSD partner Cody Hudson has overseen the brand’s art direction from the start and continues to create, design and oversee the company’s various art, identity, label and web elements.

Land and Sea Dept. collaborates with the Letherbee brand often, and with the spirit – as individuals – with much frequency and passion.”


“It took like six months and thousands of dollars worth of spices and alcohol. It pretty much bankrupted me.” – Brenton Engel

photos: Clayton Hauck