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brandy barrel butcher's cut!


We're continuing our tenth anniversary celebration with the release of a signature spirit each month for the rest of 2024.  For the month of June we're dropping three limited-edition versions of Butcher’s Cut Bourbon finished in peach, cherry and apple brandy barrels. These brandy barrel finishes add refreshing notes of classic Michigan fruits and make for perfect summertime pours for the summer whiskey lover!

Brandy Barrel Butcher's Cut goes on sale on Friday, June 14th at 8AM online for $70 a bottle.  This release is available online at starting on Friday morning and Brandy Barrel Butcher's Cut will be available through the end of the month!

Pickup for Brandy Barrel Butcher's Cut begins at 4PM on June 14th and can be picked up any time The Tasting Room is open!







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detroit city distillery's

ten year anniversary!

ten year anniversary releases


Detroit City Distillery is turning ten years old in 2024 and to celebrate in true DCD fashion we're releasing a bunch of bottles throughout the year.  Every month starting in May we will be releasing a limited-edition bottle, either something brand new for DCD, or a release from the DCD archive. 

Taste the History. Toast to Revival.

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shutdown bourbon returns


the story

In March of 2020 our world shut down. Instead of making whiskey every day we started making hand sanitizer. All in all, we made 25,000 gallons for first responders, hospitals, and essential businesses. 


After a few months of The Shutdown we thought everyone could use something to help get through the tough times. So we decided to release 120 proof four grain bourbon. It was a fan favorite in 2020 and four more years has only made it better. This one will sanitize your hands, and cleanse your soul.

Shutdown Bourbon goes on sale on Friday, May 17th at 4pm for $70 a bottle.  We will be doing this release the old fashioned way, in person, first come first serve!  Everyone in line prior to release will receive a ticket to secure their bottle.  This release will be limited to two bottles per person!


Friday, May 17th
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a word from j.p.

ten long years

Eight childhood buddies set out on a journey to make the spirits they wanted to drink: Gin with botanicals never used before, vodka from corn grown by our neighbors, a new rum blend to make the perfect daiquiri, paczki day vodka(!), and of course, the absolute best whiskeys made from Michigan grown corn, rye, barley, and wheat.

“This will be so fun. It will be easy!,” we thought. Of course, the road has been tiring and nothing has come easy. Blood, sweat, and too many tears have been distilled, barreled, and bottled for 10 years. But it is all worth it whenever we hand our loyal Whiskey Club members a bottle they could never get anywhere else in the world. Or when a guest who “hates gin” tries our spirits and ends up buying a bottle of Shopkeeper’s Gin. Or when someone visits the Whiskey Factory or the Tasting Room for the first time and then immediately thinks about the next time they’ll come back, and who they can bring with them to check out DCD.


The people that have supported us in some way over the past 10 years, are the people that we are celebrating. The hundreds of prestigious awards are nice, but if it were not for all of you then we would have given up a long, long time ago.


THANK YOU for all your support!


J.P. Jerome

Founder, Distiller

blue roar is sold out.

With the draft coming to the city in a few weeks we wanted to launch a new limited-edition tropical blue bottled cocktail to celebrate this massive occasion and all of the things we have planned for Draft Week! Available for PRE-ORDER now, Blue Roar will be available for pickup starting on Wednesday, April 24th at 12PM! 

The good news is that we will have a limited quantity of Blue Roar available in person at The Tasting Room on Riopelle Street and during our Draft Week Tours at The Whiskey Factory.  All Cocktail Lounge tickets also include a Blue Roar cocktail with purchase, check out all of the details below!

exclusive bar takeover at the foundation hotel

Join us at The Foundation Hotel, From Tuesday to Friday, April 23-26, from 5-9 p.m. to enjoy bespoke cocktails crafted by some of the city’s most talented mixologists, including Petr Balcarovsky.

special draft week tours at

the whiskey factory

All draft week long we’re offering special tours of The Whiskey Factory from April 23-27th. Tour tickets are available for purchase below.

factory cocktail lounge:

nfl draft viewing experience

On Friday, April 26th, we’ll be hosting three separate seatings for our Factory Cocktail Lounge, and for this special version tickets include a bottle of “Blue Roar” and the NFL Draft will be live-streamed! The seatings will occur from 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m and 9-11 p.m., offering a cozy atmosphere for fans to follow the draft picks in real time. Tickets for this exclusive viewing experience are available at

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The Tasting Room

Last but not least, @thetastingroomdetroit will also live-stream the NFL Draft. Join us for craft cocktails while we all wait for the 29th pick!


january 26th

paczki day
is back

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

paczki day vodka - online release

Bottles go on sale ONLINE first on Friday, January 26th at 8AM at

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. 


get it shipped

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

paczki day party



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. 

Saturday, February 10th

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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!





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.


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!

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




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  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. 


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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. 


Bottles go on sale ONLINE first on Friday, November 10 at 8AM at


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. 

Friday, November 10th

2462 Riopelle, Historic Eastern Market  


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. 




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


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?!     

Friday, October 6th

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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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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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