There are plenty of opportunities to sample the best of the Detroit area’s craft beverages on the Detroit Brew Trail, but all sorts of craft distilleries have been popping up around the city. When planning your next visit to Detroit, be sure to schedule ample time to sample and tour these 5 craft distilleries.
The Whiskey Factory is home to Detroit City Distillery. They specialize in creating small-batch artisanal whiskey, gin, and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from local farms. Eight childhood friends came together to create a uniquely Detroit product that captures the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.
In addition to tastings and tours, The Whiskey Factory is a premier venue space available for weddings, corporate events, and more.
While you can purchase Two James Spirits like Doctor Bird Rum, Grass Widow Bourbon, and Catcher’s Rye at stores and bars in almost a dozen states across the country, the true Two James Spirits experience comes from a visit to their Corktown location. Come sample the finest spirits at the first licensed distillery in Detroit since prohibition.
Motor City Gas is a family-owned farm distillery that handcrafts a variety of small-batch bourbon whiskey. You can choose from up to 20 different style single barrel whiskies to sample during a visit to their distillery tasting room in downtown Royal Oak. Or, take your pick of a craft cocktail from a menu that changes weekly, featuring fresh and local ingredients.
Visit one of the nation’s first craft distilleries to sample award-winning bourbon, gin, and vodka. Enjoy spirits like Mayor Pingree Bourbon and Valentine Vodka and see why founder, Rifino Valentine, says “I’m proud that we’re continuing in the tradition of quality Detroit manufacturing, and that we’re able to produce spirits that rival anything around the world.” Visitors can book a tour of the distillery or enjoy libations at the cocktail lounge.
Enjoy the warm and rustic atmosphere of this unique distillery. Sip on Murder Mitten Moonshine, Detroit Steam Vodka, Ginger Devil Sinnamon Whiskey, and more! All of Rusted Crow’s products are distilled, bottled, and aged in metro Detroit.