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january 26th

paczki day
vodka
is back

pdv is back and this year it's bigger than ever!

The yearly tradition is back and this year it's bigger than ever! Every year our distiller Steve Orzechowski fires up the still to make you a very special treat for Fat Tuesday....Pączki Day Vodka. 

 

We procure Hamtramck's finest raspberry pączki from the legendary New Palace Bakery and distill them in 100% Michigan and Polish potato vodka. It's our annual Pączki Day tradition and we're working around the clock to make as much as possible. 

paczki day vodka - online release


Bottles go on sale ONLINE first on Friday, January 26th at 8AM at www.detroitcitydistillery.com/shop.

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What started as an experiment six years ago making 20 bottles for friends and fam has grown into a statewide sensation among Michigan's Polish community and this year, we're bringing that tradition nationwide!

 

We've partnered with Seelbach's, an online distributor of craft spirits to get Pączki Day Vodka in the hands of our Polish friends and family across the country! Every year we have fans across the country fly in from Florida and New York, so be sure to send the news to your friends and family out of state!

Note: Seelbach's is unable to ship into Michigan at this time.

$35 per bottle
friday, january 26th at 8am at www.seelbachs.com

paczki day party

THE LEGENDARY PACZKI DAY PARTY RETURNS.  

 

Join us on Saturday, February 10th starting at 10AM for a good old fashioned Pączki Party! We'll be partying in the streets! We have Riopelle Street shutdown and we'll be partying inside and outside with Pączki Day Vodka flowing and special cocktails galore.

 

We'll have food from Hamtown comrades, Srodek's and tons of pączki from the legendary New Palace Bakery, local party legend Jotown hosting and performing live music! 

Not to mention, the block long SHOT SKI returns and we'll be taking a round trip Eastern Market beer/shot special with our friends at Eastern Market Brewing Co.

And of course the Pączki Day Vodka will be flowing with special cocktails galore. 

PACZKI DAY PARTY
Saturday, February 10th
10AM-10PM

2462 Riopelle, Historic Eastern Market  

WHISKEY WONDERLAND RETURNS!

Our annual holiday pop-up Whiskey Wonderland is back and better than ever!  Stop in the tasting room to take in the holiday spirit (or spirits) and try out our new holiday menu.  The halls will be decked until the end of the year, so make sure to stop by before it's gone!

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MENU

EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS!

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Every year around the holidays we're open just a little bit longer to give you more time to stop by and pick up all your DCD presents for friends and family.

EXTRA RETAIL HOURS:

Monday & Tuesday: 11 am- 6pm
Wednesday through Friday: 12pm- 4pm
Saturday: Open at 10 am
Sunday: Open at 11am

Tasting room hours will remain the same as usual through the holiday season!


TASTING ROOM HOURS:
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday: 4–10 PM
Thursday: 4–10 PM
Friday: 4–11 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM
Sunday : 12–6 PM

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HONEY BOURBON IS BACK!

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For the fifth year in a row, we're thrilled to announce our annual Honey Bourbon release is Friday, November 10! We have big news this year! We're releasing our first ever ready-to-serve cocktail.... Honey Old Fashioned and IT. IS. SPECTACULAR.  Here's a summary of the sweet news about this year's release. 
 

  • Honey Bourbon, Honey Old Fashioned, and Barrel Aged Honey goes on sale Friday, Nov 10 at 8AM online at detroitcitydistillery.com/shop.  Buy it online and pick it up anytime we're open, plus score lots of beeautiful honey merch and gifts from our friends at Bees in the D.  
     

  • Honey Bourbon Launch Party on November 10 at 4PM at DCD. The tasting room will be buzzin with bourbon tastings, honey cocktails and tons of honey-themed treats from our friends Bees in the D. 
     

  • We doubled Honey Bourbon production this year to make the product available statewide starting the week of Nov 20. Find Honey Bourbon and Honey Old Fashioned across Michigan at local grocers, liquor stores, bars and restaurants just in time for Thanksgiving. 

PLUS ONE BIG BUZZ WORTHY ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Meet the newest addition to the DCD family... the Honey Old Fashioned! It's our first ready-to-serve cocktail available in distribution and damn is it good! The Honey Old Fashioned features Honey Bourbon, raw Michigan honey and a blend of house-made aromatic and orange bitters. This 375ml bottle makes five cocktails (or less if you pour like Factory guys). Just pour over ice and repeat. You can buy this one from us or your favorite local retailer.... this one was just too good to keep to ourselves. 

Meet the newest addition to the DCD family... the Honey Old Fashioned! It's our first ready-to-serve cocktail available in distribution and damn is it good! The Honey Old Fashioned features Honey Bourbon, raw Michigan honey and a blend of house-made aromatic and orange bitters. This 375ml bottle makes five cocktails (or less if you pour like Factory guys). Just pour over ice and repeat. You can buy this one from us or your favorite local retailer.... this one was just too good to keep to ourselves. 

HONEY BOURBON ONLINE RELEASE


Bottles go on sale ONLINE first on Friday, November 10 at 8AM at www.detroitcitydistillery.com/shop.

 
HONEY BOURBON RELEASE PARTY

As always, we have an epic party planned for the Honey Bourbon release!  We'll be buzzin with Honey Bourbon tastings, tons of special Honey Bourbon cocktails, honey themed food from El Antes and limited edition swag from Bees in the D. You can pick up your online order or buy bottles in person. 

HONEY BOURBON RELEASE PARTY
Friday, November 10th
4PM-11PM

2462 Riopelle, Historic Eastern Market  

FIND HONEY BOURBON IN STORES THE WEEK OF 11/20

Due to overwhelming demand from fans across Michigan, we doubled production this year for statewide distribution . Find it at purveyors of fine craft spirits everywhere in Michigan the week of November 20, just in time for Thanksgiving. 

INTRODUCING
TOASTED BARREL BOURBON

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BIG BOURBON ANNOUNCEMENT!

We're proud to introduce our newest limited edition, seasonal bourbon release.... Toasted Barrel Bourbon. We've planned a massive celebration this fall to roll out this new spirit. Here's what's on deck: 
 

  • Toasted Barrel Bourbon Release Friday, October 6 at DCD. We're releasing this one online first and following it up with an epic bottle release party in Eastern Market. 
     

  • Cigar Nights with Churchill's. We're thrilled to announce a partnership with Churchill's Cigar Bar for a series of cigar nights featuring their own toasty barrel.  
     

  • The Toasty Tour.  We've partnered with Michigan's finest purveyors of craft spirits to offer totally unique single barrel expressions to bring this bold bourbon to the masses.    

Bottles go on sale ONLINE first on Friday October 6 at 8AM at www.detroitcitydistillery.com/shop.

 

We have an epic party planned at our tasting room with cigar pairings, a special cocktail menu, and a possibly a live barrel toasting on Riopelle Street. Did we mention it's also Cocktail Classic in the Eastern Market?!     

TOASTED BARREL BOURBON RELEASE PARTY
Friday, October 6th
4PM-11PM

2462 Riopelle, Historic Eastern Market  

DCD CIGAR NIGHTS WITH CHURCHILL'S

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THE TOASTY TOUR

We're kicking off a big partnership with Churchill's Cigar Bar at the Toasted Barrel Bourbon Release Party on October 6. Churchill's will be hosting a cigar pairing on Riopelle Street from 4-7PM. This is the first in a series of cigar tastings events with Churchill's to spotlight their very own toasted barrel bourbon at their Birmingham, West Bloomfield and Grosse Pointe locations. Nothing goes better with great bourbon than a great cigar. Stay tuned for dates!

 

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We've partnered with some of Michigan's very best purveyors of craft spirits to bring this limited edition bourbon to the masses. Each store will feature their own unique single barrel. Expect an epic tour of whiskey tastings around metro Detroit once these start to hit shelves the week of October 9. Here's a preview of where you can score this bourbon:  

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DCD IS TURNING NINE!

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INTRODUCING THE BACK-TO-BACK BIRTHDAY BOURBON FOR OUR NINE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
 

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! 

9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH
Friday, September 8th
4PM-11PM

2462 Riopelle, Historic Eastern Market  

ABOUT THE BIRTHDAY BLEND

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. 

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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.

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THE DETROIT NEWS
150th BIRTHDAY BOURBON!

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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. 

IT'S SUMMER TIME! 

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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! 

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

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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.

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until next year

HONEY BOURBON SOLD OUT

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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