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When Brooklyn Gin debuted in 2011, we in the so-called outer borough were proud to make another spirited toast to hometown ingenuity. Since then, we've seen several more small-batch gins come out of American craft distilleries (OK, and one Canadian), most with packaging designs that reflect as much consideration as the care put into the actual product.

From Wheeler's Western Dry Gin's southwestern-inspired label — the compass graphic is a nod to George Wheeler, a historic surveyer of the region — to Oola Distillery's minimalist batch-info sticker, here are five of our picks for best-looking new gin bottles.