Located in a historic downtown property, this one-of-a-kind venue operates as both a premier event space and an operational spirit distillery. From the moment you step through the front doors, the scent of grain and copper stills immerses you in a modern day factory. With a large industrial space lined with aging whiskey barrels, The Whiskey Factory offers a stunning backdrop for celebrations of all kinds. URL Weiss Distilling Co.
Founded in 2007 and the state’s oldest craft distillery, Grand Traverse Distilling produces whiskey, vodka, gin, and similar hand-crafted spirits. The company uses world-class rye grown in Traverse City and handcrafts all their products from start to finish. Their rye whiskey is a top-seller, and it’s also used in many of their other products.
The long-dormant manufacturing building at 1000 Maple in Detroit is the last piece of a rich brewing heritage that has defined much of the city’s history. Originally built for Goebel Brewing to compete with Stroh’s, it became home to the latter after Goebel was acquired by Stroh’s in the 1930s.
Crafting Excellence in the Heart of Detroit: A Journey through Michigan’s Distillery Scene
Peter Bailey and David Landrum, two childhood friends who co-founded Two James Spirits in 2014, wanted to pay homage to their hometown. The name pays tribute to the city’s pre-Prohibition distilling heritage, and the brand’s eponymous product is named for Grass Widow, a popular whiskey during Prohibition.
After the 13-year federal dry period ended, bootlegging exploded in Detroit, where proximity to Canada and the city’s many canals made it easy to ship in large volumes. During the rum-running heyday, Detroit supplied upwards of 75 percent of the alcohol consumed across America. By 1929, rum-running was Detroit’s second largest industry behind automobiles.
Weiss Distilling Co.
34 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017, United States