Detroit Spirits – A Hotspot For Craft Distilling in the City
Detroit spirits is one of the few cities in the country with a craft distilling movement, and it’s quickly becoming a hotspot for local distillers. The growth of the craft beer industry has been a driving force for this movement, but now there’s another reason: the city’s vibrant cocktail scene is creating a demand for spirits.
Several new distilleries have opened in Corktown, including Two James Spirits, the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. In addition to the 28 Island Vodka and Grass Widow, the distillery also offers an extensive cocktail menu that features both classic and modern creations.
Taste of Black Spirits, organized by Lazar Favors and Dia Simms, is an event that celebrates and supports Black-owned spirits, beer and wine brands. The event will be held on February 19 at the Garden Theater in Detroit.
The event is part of a larger national initiative called Pronghorn, a business that cultivates and invests in Black founders, executives and entrepreneurs in a sustainable and scalable way. Diageo alcohol company is an anchor investor in the initiative.
Raise a Glass to Michigan’s Finest: A Guide to the Best Spirits Distilled in the Great Lakes State
Rusted Crow Spirits, based in Dearborn, Michigan, was established in 2013 by Joe Schebel. He designs and distills the Detroit Steam Vodka, a product that takes inspiration from Industrial Steam Punk Style.
Motor City Gas, based in Royal Oak, is a family-owned farm distillery that handcrafts small-batch bourbon whiskey. They have three award-winning whiskies: Butcher’s Cut Bourbon, Homegrown Rye and Four Grain Bourbon.
DCD’s distillery tasting room is a place for showcasing their unique distillation process and educating customers on how they make their spirits. They’re also avid supporters of local agriculture and production, sourcing much of their grains from Michigan farms. They’re currently working on a new distillery and storage facility to accommodate their growing demand.
Weiss Distilling Co.
34 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017, United States