Detroit City Distillery Set To Drop Three Fascinating One Off Bourbons - The Whiskey Wash

Detroit City Distillery Set To Drop Three Fascinating One Off Bourbons

The Detroit, Michigan based distillery known as Detroit City Distillery is one of the older craft whiskey operations in this city. Having recently passed their four year anniversary, they are marking the occasion by debuting what’s known as their “Bespoke Bourbon Series,” a line up of three limited edition, single barrel expressions.

The three bourbons from this series, according to the distillery, will be released one at a time over the next three months at their location only in Detroit. Each will feature unique mash bills using Michigan grains, and the bottles will be adorned with hand-drawn illustrations. Approximately 100 to 250 bottles will be available for each release, costing around $70 each.

Bespoke Bourbon Series

The Bespoke Bourbon Series (image via Detroit City Distillery)

You’ll find more information on each release below for your consideration. Should you be in Detroit around the date of one of these hitting the market it might be worth your while to snag a bottle or two:

Bespoke Bourbon No. 1: Smoked Bourbon

The first release will feature “Smoked Bourbon.” This bourbon has a mash bill of corn and rye from Dexter Mill and features oak-smoked 2 row barley malt from Pilot Malt house of Kent County. It was aged for 2 years in a 30-gallon white oak barrel. This beautifully balanced spicy and smoky whiskey is inspired by our love of drinking around the campfire.

Smoked Bourbon Release Party  |  Saturday, October 6  |  6:00 – 11:00 PM

Bespoke Bourbon No. 2: Four Grain Bourbon

The next release is “Four Grain Bourbon,” a celebration of the diversity of Michigan agriculture, with a mash bill of corn, wheat, rye and oak-smoked two-row barley. The most complex of the three bespoke bourbons, this whiskey has a slight smokiness with notes of vanilla, toffee and orange.

4 Grain Bourbon Release Party  |  Friday, November 2  |  6:00 – 11:00 PM

Bespoke Bourbon No. 3: Red Bourbon

The third and final release is “Red Bourbon,” featuring our Butcher’s Cut Bourbon finished in a red wine barrel. After aging for over two years in freshly-charred white American oak, we finished our signature bourbon in a cabernet-merlot wine barrel from Fieldstone Winery in Rochester. Hints of plum and berries shine through this bourbon, with soft, subtle tannins complimenting rich notes of caramel, hazelnut and cigars.

Red Bourbon Release Party  |  Friday, December 7  |  6:00 – 11:00 PM

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Nino Marchetti

Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.