Chef John Manion, Executive Chef and Owner of El Che Bar (and Detroiter). Photos by Jude Goergen.

Chef John Manion, Executive Chef and Owner of El Che Bar (and Detroiter). Photos by Jude Goergen.


It’s official. Detroit City Distillery spirits are now available in Illinois. We’re proud to announce our new partnership with Heritage Wine Cellars LTD to bring our spirits to the Windy City. Stay tuned for all the details on tastings, cocktails and — of course — a good ol’ Detroit party in Chicago. In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful photos from Chicago’s favorite industry photographer, Jude Goergen.

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SOLD OUT: Limited Edition Bottle Release.
Three Bourbons. Three Months.

Thanks to everyone you enjoyed our “Bespoke Bourbon Series,” a celebration of the origins of craft whiskey. Three limited-edition single barrel bourbons with unique mash bills featuring Michigan grains and bottles adorn with hand-drawn illustrations were released over the course of three months. And of course they sold out immediately. Enjoy!


Bespoke Bourbon No. 1: Smoked Bourbon- Sold out

The first release is “Smoked Bourbon.” This bourbon has a mash bill of corn and rye from Dexter Mill and features oak-smoked 2 row barley malt from Pilot Malt house of Kent County. It was aged for 2 years in a 30-gallon white oak barrel. This beautifully balanced spicy and smoky whiskey is inspired by our love of drinking around the campfire. 

Bespoke Bourbon No. 2: Four Grain Bourbon - sold out

The next release is “Four Grain Bourbon,” a celebration of the diversity of Michigan agriculture, with a mash bill of corn, wheat, rye and oak-smoked two-row barley. The most complex of the three bespoke bourbons, this whiskey has a slight smokiness with notes of vanilla, toffee and orange. 

Bespoke Bourbon No. 3: Red Bourbon - sold out

The third and final release is “Red Bourbon,” featuring our Butcher’s Cut Bourbon finished in a red wine barrel. After aging for over two years in freshly-charred white American oak, we finished our signature bourbon in a cabernet-merlot wine barrel from Fieldstone Winery in Rochester. Hints of plum and berries shine through this bourbon, with soft, subtle tannins complimenting rich notes of caramel, hazelnut and cigars.


We're bringing back the whiskey that started it all.... Bloodline Whiskey.

Join us as we celebrate our 4th anniversary with a new American whiskey inspired by a great American City. Whiskey tastings, specialty cocktails, food pairings and live music all night.

Detroit City Distillery Tasting Room
2462 Riopelle
6PM - 11PM