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The Bad Boys of Bourbon are turning nine and it's time for a little shine. For this year's bash, we're releasing the "Back-to-Back Birthday Blend." It's a special blend from nine barrels of our bourbon and rye to celebrate our back-to-back double gold wins at the World Spirits Competition. We’re dropping less than 500 bottles of this bad boy on Friday, September 8 at 4PM. Every single bottle has the golden touch from the wax man himself, Dallas Denson. We’re doing this bottle release the old school way - in-person, first come, first served. Limit 2 bottles per person. $70 per bottle. We made a lot more than usual this year... but y'all never cease to amaze us! When they're gone, they're gone for good, so be here! 

We’ll be partying in the street. A special menu of $9 whiskey cocktails will be flowing all night and there will be LOTS of birthday bourbon tastings. We're dropping some very limited-edition merch just for the party. DCD alum Party Boy Lance will be spinning Detroit deep cuts all night. Our own Christian Salcedo will be featuring his wildly popular new Spanish pop-up “El Antes” featuring Spanish sandwiches and tapas. Bottle sales start at 4pm, don't be late! 

Friday, September 8th

2462 Riopelle, Historic Eastern Market  


For nearly a decade, we've been grinding away, making whiskey from scratch in Detroit, and the world has taken notice. For the second year in a row, Butcher's Cut Bourbon and Homegrown Rye won double gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It's the top prize at the oldest, largest spirits competition in the world. Basically, we swept the Whiskey Olympics TWICE.


Butcher’s Cut Bourbon was one of only seven bourbons in the country to win back-to-back double gold honors, beating out some of the biggest Kentucky bourbon names this year like Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Old Forester, Knob Creek, and Yellowstone. Homegrown Rye was one of two rye whiskeys in the world with win back-to-back double gold honors. 


The “Back-to-Back Blend” is a fun way to give ourselves a little shine for beating out some of the biggest names in Kentucky Bourbon. It’s not bragging if you have the gold to back it up, right? We've blended flavors from some of our favorite barrels of Butcher’s Cut Bourbon and Homegrown Rye. It was a really fun process to taste through all the hard work we put in over the years. This one is like our greatest hits in a bottle. 

While the mash bill technically makes this one a bourbon (51+% corn), we in the industry call these "Bou-Ryes." It's a blend of bourbon and rye whiskeys and its a golden flavor bomb of deliciousness. PS - We have no idea how old this one is technically, and we were too drunk to do the math when we blended it. We do know it is not 9 years old. It's a blend of some epic 4 to 8 year old Homegrown and a bunch of bonded 4 year+ Butcher's. 

Our first ever single barrel rum release

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Our first ever single barrel rum release was an epic Miami Vice street party. The boys wanted to bring a little South Beach style to Detroit for the summer and it delivered! Thanks to everyone for coming out to party with us and getting your hands on this super-limited release.




It was a huge honor to partner with the Detroit News to release a very special single barrel bourbon to celebrate their 150th anniversary. This was a great bourbon for a great cause. We sold out in less than an hour, raising $26,000 for two amazing charities - the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation and CATCH, a nonprofit benefiting children at Henry Ford Hospitals. 


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Summer Rum Returns!
Street Party Sunday, May 28  

The release of our limited-edition Summer Rum marks the official launch of summer at DCD. We're kicking it off big this Sunday, May 28 with our annual Sunday, Funday, Rumday block party banger. 

get it while it's hot!!!

Our limited-edition Summer Rum is back! As the name suggests, IT'S ONLY AVAILABLE DURING THE SUMMER. Get it at the tasting room or your local liquor store from Memorial Day to Labor Day! 


Detroit City Distillery Celebrates Two Double-Gold Medal Wins for its Bourbon and Rye with Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 6


We're hosting a special Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in celebration of our back-to-back Double-Gold Medal wins for Butcher's Cut Bourbon and Homegrown Rye at this year's World Spirits Competition in San Francisco!

We'll be serving up lucky $7 Mint Juleps and bourbon-themed libations in appreciation of the annual Kentucky Derby. You can watch the big race on-screen and learn from DCD’s Brand Ambassadors on the processes they use to create their award-winning whiskies.


DCD's Butcher's Cut Bourbon and Homegrown Rye were both honored with Double Golds – the highest prize awarded at the event – and bring home global recognition for Michigan whiskey. This marks the second Double Gold for Butcher's Cut Bourbon and the third for Homegrown Rye, which previously won in 2020 and 2022. DCD's Four Grain Bourbon also earned Gold for the second time at the competition.


until next year


For the fourth year in a row, we released our limited edition Honey Bourbon, made in collaboration with our friends Bees in the D. This bourbon is finished with honey from beehives on the rooftop of the Whiskey Factory. 

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