Detroit City Distillery Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Releases

To commemorate its 10-year anniversary, Detroit City Distillery (DCD) is announcing the release of a signature spirit every month for the rest of 2024. This celebratory series kicks off on Friday, May 17 with the highly anticipated re-release of Shut Down Single Barrel Bourbon. Each month DCD will feature a limited-edition bottle, showcasing either a brand-new creation or a gem from the distillery’s archives.

In March 2020, as the world came to a standstill, Detroit City Distillery pivoted from whiskey production to crafting hand sanitizer, producing 25,000 gallons for first responders, hospitals, and essential businesses. Amid those challenging times, DCD released a 120-proof four-grain bourbon to lift spirits. This fan-favorite from 2020 has only improved with age, and now, four years later, Shut Down Single Bourbon makes its triumphant return.

Shutdown Single Barrel Bourbon is a blend of four different Michigan grains with a mash bill is 58 percent corn, 23 percent rye, 10 percent malted barley and 9 percent wheat. This big, bold bourbon has a robust nose with the classic notes of caramel, leather, toasted oak and a hint of blackberry. The substantial barley bill brings out an incredible depth of flavor accentuated by notes of pecans, butterscotch and coffee. It finishes with a good long burn from our signature rye spice with notes of pink peppercorn and burnt orange peel.  

Shut Down Single Barrel Bourbon will be available starting Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. for $70 per bottle. This special release will be conducted the old-fashioned way: in person, first-come, first-served. Those in line prior to the release will receive a ticket to secure their bottle, with a limit of two bottles per person.

Shut Down Single Barrel Bourbon Release Party

Friday, May 17, 2024

4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Detroit City Distillery’s Tasting Room – 2462 Riopelle, Historic Eastern Market

“Ten years ago, 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,” said J.P. Jerome, founder and distiller of Detroit City Distillery.

“Of course, the road has been tiring and nothing has come easy. 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 is who we are celebrating. The hundreds of prestigious awards are nice, but if it were not for all of you, we would have given up a long, long time ago.”

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