Detroit Michigan distillery European settlers arrived in America, they brought a taste for alcohol and the know-how to make it. That history shaped the country’s relationship with spirits—and in particular, shaped Detroit’s relationship with whiskey.
The city’s storied history with distilling helped give it the reputation it has today as a place where people can find great drinks and celebrate what they can create. Those spirits include the bourbon made at Long Road Distillers, which is made from local grain and can be enjoyed neat or in classic cocktails. Or the young rye from Detroit City Distillery, which has bright flavors and satisfies a thirst in a Manhattan or mint Julep.
Crafting Excellence in the Heart of Detroit: A Journey through Michigan’s Distillery Scene
These distillers are navigating a unique set of challenges. They’re competing with other breweries and wineries that have had success in the state’s economy—and are also facing a legislative landscape that makes it hard to get a distilling license. But the distillers believe they have a big advantage: Michigan’s climate.
The weather and the state’s location—near one of the world’s largest sources of fresh water—make it an ideal place for growing craft beer and spirits. That’s why the state’s breweries and wineries are expanding into spirits.
Weiss Distilling Co.
34 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017, United States