Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey Release on 9.7.19
for our 5 year Anniversary!

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Detroit City Distillery turns five years old and we’re celebrating the momentous occasion by releasing a limited-edition, single barrel “Bottled in Bond” Rye Whiskey on September 7. This is one of the first barrels of Homegrown Rye whiskey ever made! The “Bottled in Bond” designation means that this whiskey is aged at least four years and 100 proof …. and she’s damn tasty.

Get your hands on this rare, single barrel Bottled in Bond Homegrown Rye Whiskey September 7 at 6PM at our Tasting Room at 2462 Riopelle. If you’ve never been to a DCD single barrel release, the whiskey goes fast! There will be approximately 170 bottles for sale on a first-come, first serve basis. Bottles will retail for $70, with a maximum of 2 bottles allotted per customer.

Detroit City Distillery Five Year Anniversary Celebration
Bottled in Bond Homegrown Rye Single Barrel Release
September 7, 2019 @ 6PM
2462 Riopelle, Eastern Market, Detroit

About the “Bottled in Bond” Homegrown Rye Whiskey

This was one of the first barrels from the first batch of rye whiskey we ever made. Our partners at Dexter Mill sourced some beautiful northern Michigan rye that set the standard for our signature spicy, dry rye. After four years of resting in a freshly charred white American oak cask, the rye is showing its age with a deep amber color. The nose is spicy and sweet with toffee, malted milkshake and a hint of centennial hops. The body is rich and buttery with notes of plum and chocolate and finishes dry and long with a soothing autumn rye and peppercorn spice. It tastes like fall in Michigan and we’d have it no other way.



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We’re growing and fast. We’re looking to add a few new talented people to our team. Honestly, it’s a pretty amazing place to work. Click the link to the job descriptions for more information.


Detroit City Distillery seeks an experienced, motivated industry professional to coordinate and produce events at The Whiskey Factory, one of Detroit’s newest and most unique event venues. Since its launch in 2018, The Whiskey Factory has emerged as one of Detroit’s premier wedding venues. The events venue has hosted corporate events for some of the region’s most prominent companies. More information on The Whiskey Factory can be found at

We seek someone with events experience who is an excellent communicator, is organized and works with urgency. The position offers strong creative opportunities to develop and execute our own programming to drive revenue and build the brand of the space and the distillery.

Send your resume to Michael Gray at


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Rum tastes better when you make it with your friends

We have two rules at DCD. First, we make what we want to drink. Second, we make spirits using the best ingredients from our surroundings in Michigan. The problem is we wanted to drink daiquiris this summer and sugar cane doesn’t grow in Michigan. So we broke some rules and invited our friends to do something we’ve never done before.

Welcome Summer Rum. A spirit made in collaboration with some of our favorite bars and bartenders across Detroit. We call it “Detroit’s Industry Love Letter to Rum.”

We sourced rum from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana and the US Virgin Islands and got the band together to blend a rum with the perfect island vibe. The Jamaican funk hits on the nose with ripe banana, pineapple and clove. The light rose gold body has a creamy mouthfeel full of Caribbean fruit notes like papaya, guava, mango and coconut. The silky smooth finish offers hints lime, toffee and French Indie spice.

As the name suggests…. SUMMER RUM IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE SUMMER. Experience some amazing cocktails created by the very bartenders that created the rum. Bottles are only available for purchase at Detroit City Distillery. In other words, get it while it’s hot before it’s gone!

Very special thanks to the best of the best industry friends who made this rum possible:

  • Standby & The Skip – Joe Rob, Brent Foster, Kyle Marks and Andrea Kaji

  • Grey Ghost & Second Best – Will Lee and Rudy Leon

  • Takoi – Drew Pompa & Alex Kirles (now at Monarch)

  • Keisling – KaTrell Thomas & Rob Wilson

  • Foundation Hotel – Bryan Siddell and crew at Apparatus Rooma

  • Evening Bar / Shinola Hotel – Chas Williams

  • WC Beven & Mo Neuharth for art and label design

  • Peter Croce, Jeff Risk and Blair French for supplying the soundtrack for one hell of a release party

  • Kenny Karpov (bottle shots) and Jenna Belevander (action shots) who make us look sexy



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

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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!


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