In the roaring twenties, Detroit fueled prohibition and an entrepreneurial spirit that didn't follow the rules. A century later, eight childhood friends started a small distillery to make alcohol the old fashion way.
Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near our distillery and tasting room located in Detroit's famed Eastern Market. The result is a drink of distinction made for the revolutionaries rewriting the history of a great American city.
Historic Eastern Market
Detroit, MI 48207
Our philosophy behind our spirits is simple: we make what we want to drink. We make young, high proof whiskies to elevate the taste of the finest organic, locally grown Michigan grains. We make experimental gins using the botanicals sourced just two blocks from our front door. Sometimes we even grow our own wheat for whiskey or pine for gin. This is what happens when farm boys turn city slickers and open a distillery in America’s oldest, largest public farmers market.
After a long winter of mass whiskey consumption, we decided that we needed to drink more gin come summer. We turned into a gin joint for three months and had a damn good time doing it. We called it the “Summer of Gin.” Enjoy our inaugural 2015 small batch gin release until we make something completely different next summer.
At Detroit City Distillery we consistently craft small batch bespoke spirits to experiment with distillation, ingredients and experience. These rare spirits may be made on a limited basis or one time only. Limited edition and experimental spirits can only be found at Detroit City Distillery tasting room.
Detroit City Distillery and Red Bull House of Art are pleased to present the official after-party for Secret Walls!
DCD welcomes all of the attendees of Secret Walls to party with us after the main event.
Detroit-based DJ collective Haute To Death will provide the dancefloor beats.... We'll provide the signature cocktails to keep your party going! This will be the perfect start to Movement weekend!
Join us on Friday, June 3rd for the kick-off of Inside | Out works, a program led by the Detroit Institute of Arts that encourages the beauty of art in unexpected and unique locations. We’re offering up discounted drinks to anyone who stops by that evening and shares their #InsideOutUSA photograph on Instagram. For more information click the above image to head over to the DIA Facebook page.
Tour/Tastings with 4 one ounce tastes - $15/person
Detroit City Distillery is proud to be carried by the finest purveyors of craft spirits across Michigan. The map below features some of our favorite independent grocers and liquor stores. A comprehensive listing of retail locations can be found here.
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