If you are looking for something to enhance your occasion, enjoy drinks and a nice time at one of the local distilleries. These local spots take their craft seriously and serve high quality alcohol to its guests. For your convenience, we rounded up all of the distilleries in Washtenaw County.
Ann Arbor Distillery Company
At this Ann Arbor stop, choose from a variety of distilled whiskey, gin and vodka from Michigan sourced ingredients. All of their spirits are made from scratch with a clear vision in mind for the entire process. There are options for ordering online and curbside pick up. Tours are available at the distillery at your convenience.
220 Felch St. Ann Arbor. 734-882-2169.
The name of this establishment was inspired by their purebred German Wirehaired pointer named Ruger. Every sip features a taste with special qualities. This spot features award-winning, handcrafted spirits such as the Michigan Winter wheat vodka. There are also a variety of flavors of gin, rum, bourbon and other vodka varieties.
218 S. Main St, Chelsea. 734-433-0433.
Stop by this Dexter tasting room to try the specialty Kentucky whiskey. They also offer bourbon, triple rye and straight American whiskey. Motivation for the specialized options was inspired by trailblazing women who vowed to deviate from the traditional spirits industry. You can forward your spirits with an opportunity to sign up as a club member to get exclusive access to early product releases and discounts on your favorite options. There is also a tasting room in Plymouth.
3126 Broad St Suite 201, Dexter. 734-580-2349.
Kick off your spirits by trying the Cain & Grain derived from family recipe while made 100% from scratch in house with Michigan Grains and Cane sugar. While you are at it, try some food items from the food truck that include seafood such as lobster and crab. You can also book private events while enjoying spirits. These events include baby showers, bridal showers, couple showers engagement parties and reunions. There are also events hosted by the distillery, such as dart league on Wednesdays starting at 7pm, Pub quiz on Thursdays from 7pm-8pm. For more information on the events visit the website at River Raisin Distillery.
480 W. Main St, Manchester. 734-212-3246.